Category Archives: Luzhou: Yangtze Rivertown Stories

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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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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The Return to China! The School Year Begins

Where has the month gone?! After arriving in China, the weeks just whizzed by in preparation of the school year.  Here’s a look at how those weeks sped onward , beginning with becoming legal in China by getting my resident permit, … Continue reading

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Finishing Out the Year: The English Language Play Contest

The Beast transformed, The Titanic sank, Snow White awakened and doomed lovers mourned. Yes, it was time for the much anticipated Foreign Language Department’s 9th Annual English Language Play Contest. This took place last Wednesday evening, 7 – 9:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Tales from Along the Yangtze

Note: Internet connection problems have delayed me for a week to post these. The China Telecom worker has been here to say that the telephone lines in my home are so old that they need to be replacing.  This is a huge problem. We’ve … Continue reading

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It’s Mother’s Day Along the Yangtze

All week has been about one thing and one thing only in my English language classroom: Mothers! Yes, the year has rolled around again for another Mother’s Day culture lesson, shared with my first and second year students. This has … Continue reading

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