Category Archives: Luzhou Vocational and Technical College

An Update from Chicago

Just thought I’d give a brief update from the Windy City, which has had wonderful weather after an icy Marshall, Illinois, start 5 days ago. Smooth sailing from there on for me and my mom. We’ve taken in a few … Continue reading

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Stanley’s Trip to the Countryside (Cont.)

      Please read the previous entry for explanation of Flat Stanley.  Here he continues his adventures in China, with a visit to the countryside. Stanley learns that  most city people have money but countryside folk do not.  There … Continue reading

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Flat Stanley Comes for a Visit

Those of you who are teachers, or are young enough to remember participating in this geography lesson, will know the familiar name of Flat Stanley. This is an elementary school project that has been floating around for awhile.  The project’s name … Continue reading

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Back in China: Hectic schedules, Roasting runs, Unsettled Moves

It’s been 3 weeks since I returned to China on Aug. 6 and pretty much, it’s been non-stop ever since. Leaving the States After entertaining Chinese visitors in Illinois, which was a rare treat, I didn’t have much time to … Continue reading

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She’s Back! Filling Spaces with Updates

It’s been a LONG time! How strange to have this space filled with Chicago for so long when China adventures have been filling my days for the past 2 months. Couple of reasons for my lack of updates: VPN Cutting … Continue reading

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In China, College Graduates Need to Beware of Employment Scams

 Note: This article will appear in my hometown newspaper in a few weeks.  For those who receive my newsletter, this story will look familiar but take another read below because this is a longer version with a bit more information.                  As an English language … Continue reading

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My Sense of Patriotic Duty Misses the Mark Among the Chinese

  My many years of teaching English in China have given me numerous opportunities to share my American culture with others. It is something I do willingly, a way of actively celebrating overseas one of my favorite John F. Kennedy … Continue reading

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