Category Archives: Tales of China

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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My Rescue in China: Ping-ping awaits adoption

It’s early evening in Illinois but late morning in China. This is the time when my phone begins dinging messages and videos from Wayne’s Pet World, the Luzhou pet shop and grooming center that currently is kenneling rescue foster kitty, … Continue reading

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From China: Sichuan Province Colleges are re-opening but under strict conditions to do so

“Can we talk?” The text came at 10 a.m. my time, 11 p.m. China time,  from my best friend Cathy, a departmental head in another college in Luzhou. Absolutely!  I love talking to Cathy.  Aside from having wonderful English, she … 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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Longing to return to China: My WTWO Channel News Interview

Overseas English teacher awaits return to China

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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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A year ago today: My Rescued Amaryllis

I had so much been looking forward to this time of year in China due to a particularly touching rescue which took place a year ago.  I include my WeChat journal entry here to explain the story and my sadness … Continue reading

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Virus rumors abound, and not just in China

As with any panic situation, it’s just human nature that hearsay abounds. Concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the rumors listed below have been rampant throughout China. Masks will protect you 100%  This is not exactly true according to our CDC … Continue reading

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An Interview with my EIU alma mater

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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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