Category Archives: Tales of China

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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In China, College Graduates Need to Beware of Employment Scams

 Note: This article will appear in my hometown newspaper in a few weeks.  For those who receive my newsletter, this story will look familiar but take another read below because this is a longer version with a bit more information.                  As an English language … Continue reading

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My Sense of Patriotic Duty Misses the Mark Among the Chinese

  My many years of teaching English in China have given me numerous opportunities to share my American culture with others. It is something I do willingly, a way of actively celebrating overseas one of my favorite John F. Kennedy … Continue reading

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Catching Up: Busy, busy, busy!

What a hectic, incredibly busy semester! I have never in China had this many weekdays, evenings and weekends packed so full that I haven’t been able to squeeze in an update on my blog. This is certainly a first for me and I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Along the Yangtze, We Also Remembered Charleston, SC

The shooting deaths in Charleston, SC, during a Bible study at the historic Emmanuel Methodist Church just last week, have spread like wildfire throughout the world. This also includes China and my Yangtze river home, Luzhou. Today, from the pulpit of the … Continue reading

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Finishing Out the Year: The English Language Play Contest

The Beast transformed, The Titanic sank, Snow White awakened and doomed lovers mourned. Yes, it was time for the much anticipated Foreign Language Department’s 9th Annual English Language Play Contest. This took place last Wednesday evening, 7 – 9:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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