Category Archives: From Chengdu, China Earthquake

Christmas in the Chinese Classroom

       Two weeks ago, all of my 8 English major classes (1st, 2nd and 3rd years) enjoyed learning about the Christmas story as the first installment took place for our Christmas culture lessons.         As always, the re-enactment brought it all to … Continue reading

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Publication of Essay: Minutes of Mourning

                 Those interested might want to check out my essay, printed today in the Home Forum of the Christian Science Monitor, a well-known international newspaper.                 If you are looking for accompanying pictures, please go to my album list where … Continue reading

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Remnants of a Frightened City

             In China, the country’s 24-hour earthquake coverage is over. No longer do the number of minuscule aftershocks, counting into the thousands, trot across our TV screens. There are no more Chinese reporters excitedly leading cameramen into piles of rubble, … Continue reading

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Our Lost Little One: “Little Black, Where Are You?”

  "Xiao Hei, Ni Zai Nali?"                The rain last night took its toll on homemade earthquake relief signs, glued to walls and posts around our area.  The paper peeled and curled, the carefully written characters now smeared and … Continue reading

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More Aftershock Warnings Trigger an Afternoon Anxiety Attack

                 3:30 p.m. today saw the streets, parks and apartment compounds overrun by exuberant gradeschool kids.              While students in China should have been in class at this time, another  warning hit the news:  Strong aftershocks might be coming … Continue reading

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Updates on Earthquake News

               “How’s Little Flower?” my neighbors asked upon our return today from the vet’s.             “Getting better!” I said cheerfully.  “The vet said maybe one or two more days of treatment.”             The news today for my little dog was positive, … Continue reading

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Another Scare on a Worship of Prayer Sunday

              Sunday late afternoon was bringing our city of tents to a close.  The city government sent police to chase public park campers away.  The Sichuan University campus was being vacated of everyone sleeping outdoors.   Many fearful residents voluntarily … Continue reading

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