Category Archives: Visit To The States

Palm-Passion Sunday in China: A year ago today

The news from my friends in Luzhou and larger cities in China was encouraging:  Primary and secondary schools across China are starting up classes on April 8. But as in America, large-scale gatherings are still not an option.  Universities and … Continue reading

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“Do you need masks? I can send them.”

My text messages this morning came from my veterinarian friend, Dr. Wang, who is located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province’s capital city.  Over the years, she’s helped me with numerous animal rescues:  giving me discounts, mailing me canine or feline medical … Continue reading

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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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Toilet paper back in stock: “Mine, mine, mine!”

  The surprising run on toilet paper the past 2 weeks left paper product aisles vacant. Toilet paper and boxed tissue/Kleenex items were not to be found until recently when at least bulk toilet paper returned this week to our … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa: It’s the Finch of Faith, not the Dove of Peace

Hey, folks!  I owe you all a mea culpa. Last post eloquently postulated about our mourning doves which I announced had created a nest in the front door wreath.  It was a logical assumption as last year, they made woven … Continue reading

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March 2: Luzhou Vocational and Technical College Begins Online Teaching

It’s March 3, and my college in China was scheduled to begin their online teaching program yesterday. During the past week, I have been in touch with Danli, one of my Chinese colleagues who was to share duties among others … Continue reading

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My friend, Australian Geoff, gives Weekly Luzhou Updates

The story of Australian Geoff and his Chinese wife (a Luzhou native), English teacher “Snow” Xue, is a long one. Let me give you as brief a history as I can muster.  I might have missed a few important facts … Continue reading

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