Category Archives: Luzhou: Yangtze Rivertown Stories

Christmas Eve at the Luzhou Protestant Church

Getting ready for Christmas Eve worship: The Luzhou Protestant Church (Our  sanctuary, the original 1913 decore) For 2015, let me finally give you the highlights of our Luzhou Protestant Church Christmas Eve festivities. Every year, our celebrations are a little different as … Continue reading

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How Many Visitors in 2014? My WordPress Stats!

For those interested, here are my blog stats compiled by the WordPress team for 2014.  Although I won’t be reaching my goal of 10,000 visits for my 50th birthday (Jan. 12), you have all helped me surpass previous years as far as … Continue reading

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Returning to Chaos

Unwanted surprises. During my years of teaching along the Yangtze, I always prepared for such happenings after being absent from my school’s tiny apartment at Luzhou Vocational and Technical College. Whether a few days for a weekend in Chengdu, a week … Continue reading

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Part 2: A Foreigner’s Glimpse at Troubled Southern China

 In yet another eye-opener, my Chinese organization (The Amity Foundation, 爱德基金会) had its foreign language teachers’ winter conference in Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi .  All the foreign teachers in our program, about 17 at that time, and their … Continue reading

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Part 1: A Foreigner’s Glimpse at Troubled Southern China

After reading of the major drug raid that took place in southern China (see previous post), I couldn’t help but recall my own dealings with this secretive criminal world when I lived in Longzhou, a small town located not more than … Continue reading

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A Chinese City in Mourning: Summer Pool Fun Turns Tragic

I’ve already written about my Chinese sister, Li Xiaolian (Cathy) who is an administrator at the Luzhou Police College. Her college is a specialty school that trains young people who are wanting to go into police work, whether that’s a … Continue reading

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Four-legged Discards: What Chinese College Kids Leave Behind

        I have returned after a full week in Chengdu to a campus that is oddly quiet. Both our Luzhou college students and Qing Hai University students have fled, returning to their homes for the summer break.             Along with … Continue reading

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Chengdu Apartment Hunting

              It’s Saturday morning and many of our Qing Hai students are off, dragging their luggage behind them, on their way home. They have a 3-1/2 hour bus trip to Chengdu, followed by a 26 hour train trip to Qing … Continue reading

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Building 3 Gets a Much Needed Gift

        Building 3 is the third oldest classroom building we have on campus.          It once belonged to the Number 1 Middle School, which was adjacent to the college until the leaders bought up the land for enlarging our school. … Continue reading

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Monday Night English Lessons with the Faculty

                           For the past month, Monday evening has had me teaching basic English to 15 of our faculty members from different departments.               In recent years, the Chinese government has been putting together numerous overseas’ visits for smaller educational … Continue reading

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