Category Archives: Tales from The Yangtze River

News of rescue kitty 平平 (Ping-Ping): A match made in heaven

The Recap from previous post Last October, an abandoned newborn kitten was handed to me by a colleague who found her on our campus. Near death and in dire straights, she blossomed with a good dose of antibiotics and round-the-clock … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday at the Luzhou Protestant Church: A Year Ago Today (reposted)

I remember, awhile back, promising pictures of the Luzhou Protestant Church’s Easter services on April 21.  Let me make sure I post those here, along with a short explanation of what usually happens at Protestant churches in China. Changes to … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus: Rays of Hope!

The Before:  Concern, Worry, Preparation for Online Teaching 10 days ago, I was sent this text message on WeChat:  “Hi, Connie! I received all the lesson plans you sent me but, unfortunately, I don’t have your book.   Can you … Continue reading

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In China: Can’t go out due to the virus? No Worries! Online everything is available

Chinese have always been adept at online anything using their phones.  Banking, Net ordering of goods, transferring money, bookings (bus, train, plane, theater), payment of services or things needed (house repairs, remodeling apartments, furniture, cars, etc), posting and sharing videos, … Continue reading

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Continued News from China: My friends report

It has now become a national pastime in China:  Check the “in-real-time” app map (from Johns Hopkins CSSE, which stands for  “computing curriculum software engineering”) which reports minute-by-minute all coronavirus cases not only in China but around the world.  The … 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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More Coronavirus China News: “It will be over soon”

“Are you on your phone again?!” my 86-year-old mother disdainfully utters as, throughout the day, I constantly check messages from China. She is not an avid or adept cell phone user, although she now has finally updated to a smart … Continue reading

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Still Catching Up: Easter Sunday at the Luzhou Protestant Church

I remember, awhile back, promising pictures of the Luzhou Protestant Church’s Easter services on April 21.  Let me make sure I post those here, along with a short explanation of what usually happens at Protestant churches in China. Changes to … Continue reading

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The College Semester Ends; The Summer Begins

“Shame on you!” That was the report from my mom, who has been chastising me for the lack of reports from China which used to fill this site a bit more often than has these past months. Since the summer … Continue reading

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Christmas Activity Night at My College

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Before adding the next posting, Christmas at the Luzhou Protestant Church, I’ll include a short mentionable concerning the campus Christmas Activity Night. The Idea Emerges A few years ago, I had an idea that my Christmas lessons shouldn’t be just … Continue reading

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