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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Note: I am currently enjoying some vacation time in America with my mom in Marshall, IL. The semester has been crazy-busy, which has made me a bit lax on postings. Let me update you a bit on some happenings from China, … Continue reading
I’ve had two great Easter celebrations: One in the classroom with my students, explaining to them the religious and secular traditions of this day, and then with the Chinese church community in Luzhou. Easter lessons had us learning the meaning … Continue reading
Swamped in Make-up Classes, and More Make-up Classes, and More Make-up Classes This semester’s continuity has been continuously compromised since the last update, nearing Easter Sunday. We’ve had Tomb Sweeping (April 5 with April 6 off), canceled Friday classes … Continue reading
The past week has been filled with settling into my off-campus room in Chengdu, registering for the semester, applying for my permanent student visa and adjusting to big city life. It also means adjusting to the cold. Upon landing in Chengdu, … Continue reading
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
My Saturday morning alarm went off at 7 a.m. but on a Saturday morning, when there are no classes to teach, I turned the thing off. Ah, the luxury of sleeping in! Not more than an hour later, the … Continue reading