Category Archives: Luzhou

News from China brings ponderings of what lies ahead.

In China, the news is victorious. Wuhan, a city of 11 million and the epicenter of the virus, is open once more. After 9 weeks of lockdown, starting on January 23, this Hubei province metropolis has survived the worst.  Virus … Continue reading

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Our little bird brings hope

We know spring is here when our mourning doves are flitting about with tufts of dry grass, weeds and stalks in their beaks.  According to the mourning dove info I’ve found, peak nesting time is in late spring or early … Continue reading

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For My Methodist Supporters: For your church newsletters, bulletin boards or other means of announcing

平安 (Ping Ahn),  Peace from here in Illinois! As many know, I am still in America after having come for my Chinese New Year holidays on February 9.  I have not been able to return yet due to  the current situation … Continue reading

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My friend, Australian Geoff, gives Weekly Luzhou Updates

The story of Australian Geoff and his Chinese wife (a Luzhou native), English teacher “Snow” Xue, is a long one. Let me give you as brief a history as I can muster.  I might have missed a few important facts … Continue reading

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Newsletter Recipients, Take Notice! Itineration changes — March 1 – April 13

This posting regards my most recent newsletter, which was sent out today. For those who are not aware of my snail-mail updates, I send out 2 newsletters a year:  Winter and Spring.  This newsletter is formatted, run off, stuffed and … Continue reading

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Another Morning of Cell Phone Checks

Once again, I am on my phone to hear how things are faring in Luzhou. One of the Wuhan doctors, who in December first blew the whistle of the virus via text messages to friends, has died.  If you have … Continue reading

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Further Coronavirus Updates from Friends and Colleagues

Since my last report, so many happenings concerning the virus have been announced via the international news network. US air carriers Delta, United and American Airlines have suspended all flights to and from China.  American  has announced suspending to March … Continue reading

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