Category Archives: From Chengdu, China Earthquake

Chengdu Residents, Go Home!

               Thursday morning  brings China’s earthquake virtually out of the international news.                                                                                In the States, Sen. Kennedy’s  illness claims headlines.  Internationl reports now turn to poor Myanmar, whose massive relief aid waits entry into a country with … Continue reading

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Note To United Methodist Communities

                Although this website is openly read by anyone, I will just send a private note to those of you who are of the United Methodist Church, with which I am affiliated.             Now that things have calmed … Continue reading

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Tents desperately needed, but will Chengdu residents give?

               Chengdu residents today were quite pleased with themselves.  A pouring, all-night rain  showed their tent purchases, no matter how outrageous the price, proved to be money well-spent. Those who created their own makeshift wonders, stockpiled with comforts of home … Continue reading

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“How Much Was Your Tent?”

              Upon emerging from my apartment at 11:30 a.m. today,  I found that my neighbors had been quite productive that morning despite little sleep due to our midnight scare.   Elaborate makeshift dwellings had suddenly appeared.  Chairs, tables, sofas, mattresses, … Continue reading

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A Midnight Madness; A Morning Lull

              Despite bringing along important documents and overnight necessities, my midnight camping “trip,” along with the rest of Chengdu, didn’t last long.  I called it quits at 3 a.m.               All would have been quite comfortable outside had it … Continue reading

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Midnight Developments: More Quakes To Come?

              Near the close of our first day of mourning, panic has set in as TV news reports tell us of a threat of several tremors, perhaps larger than the first.  We are urged to do what we feel … Continue reading

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The Week At An End

            Sunday morning after 1 a.m. had me emailing when another 45-second aftershock of 5.7 shook the building.  As it grew in intensity, sounds of doors opening and people talking filled my stairwell.  Our courtyard once again crowded with … Continue reading

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