Category Archives: Tales of China

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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It’s Mother’s Day Along the Yangtze

All week has been about one thing and one thing only in my English language classroom: Mothers! Yes, the year has rolled around again for another Mother’s Day culture lesson, shared with my first and second year students. This has … Continue reading

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News from Luzhou . . . Finally!

  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

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Trekking to the Luzhou Church on Sunday: Not for the Weak of Stomach

I have to wonder if our pioneering Methodist Canadian missionaries had the same feelings as I sometimes do when, in 1913, they made their way down the narrow alleyways leading to their newly-built, pristine worship center and sanctuary. I especially … Continue reading

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Hospital Experiences: USA and China

When the ambulance appears in the front of anyone’s house in my small Mid-western town , the whole world seems to know. Next door neighbors peer out of windows to see who is in such urgent peril.  Cars slow their … Continue reading

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From Along the Yangtze: 50th Birthday Celebrations Finally End

  Yesterday evening had me celebrating my Luzhou birthday dinner surrounded by Chinese friends and  Peace Corp colleagues, Angela and Geoff.  It was such a unique,  wonderful evening that I felt I should give you all the details. As mentioned … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve at the Luzhou Protestant Church

Getting ready for Christmas Eve worship: The Luzhou Protestant Church (Our  sanctuary, the original 1913 decore) For 2015, let me finally give you the highlights of our Luzhou Protestant Church Christmas Eve festivities. Every year, our celebrations are a little different as … Continue reading

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