Category Archives: Luzhou

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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Updates on China’s Coronavirus

Greetings again, folks! Here are a few updates from those on-the-ground (my students, friends and teachers) in China who are experiencing lock-down measures. Masks are in very short supply.  All cities are now asking residents (some requiring it) to wear … Continue reading

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Christmas in China: The Luzhou Protestant Church (Part 3)

“Foreigners can’t worship in China.  It’s against the law.” I have heard this adamantly repeated to me countless times, not only by people in America but by foreigners who live here. Many are unfamiliar with the laws of the country regarding religious worship in … Continue reading

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Finally Able to Report: A hectic semester ends

平安 (ping ahn), Peace!    I begin this first entry for 2020 with, of all things, excuses. The silence to this blog space has mainly been due to a very hectic semester:  more teaching hours than ever before, the usual … Continue reading

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The English Language Resource Center: Up and Running!!

It’s taken 15 years, but this past semester finally had the English Language Resource Center trickle into being.          I had plenty of help this time around instead of going it on my own, which I had … 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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