Category Archives: Visit To The States

Another Trip to Chicago!

I’ve been updating everyone about China news for the past few entries, trying to make up for the unreported happenings during the Fall semester.  Now it’s time to start with more current events. The most recent stories take place in America, … Continue reading

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Out-of-Town Treks Before the Snow: Theater and a Goodwill Drop-off

Anyone following America’s Midwest news will know that our weather on this end, at least for the past week, has been something!   Snow, sleet, rain and then flooding due to the melting snow.  Seems we’re having 3 seasons (Fall, Winter, … Continue reading

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About the Newsletter: “Where are you, Jenny Bloom?”

Note:  This was written the morning before I left for China but refused to post. Here it is!  News of my China return soon to follow, now that my Internet has finally been reinstated in my apartment.  Yeah! A snippet from my … Continue reading

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Springing around Springfield

Last weekend had me springing around the Springfield area where on my agenda was Mission U (the UMW’s mission study weekend for 2014, with the courses of study addressing people with disabilities and the nomadic European Roma peoples), Riverton UMC for Sunday services, Woodside UMC … Continue reading

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Weekend Visits: Outside and In

Many years ago, I had one particular summer itineration that placed me in outside settings:  a VBS in Effingham where we sat under trees for lunch and outdoor activities, a youth camp in Southern Illinois, and a park worship service with picnic afterwards. … Continue reading

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Tip-toeing Through the South; Bumming Around the North

Before heading off to the Kankakee area tomorrow, last week had me tip-toeing through far southern Illinois, near the Kentucky border to  small communities called Ware and Wolf Lake, before making my way toward Mt. Vernon again and eventually landing the farthest north … Continue reading

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Itineration Visits to the Far North and South

Ten days have come and gone, and in between my driving miles have totaled 1223 with 8 different presentations in 8 different locations.  Before heading off for my next gatherings, I am posting some photos of my landings in Taylor Ridge, Reynolds , Maxey … Continue reading

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