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Thoughts on life by Teri McCarthy

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The Even Bigger News

Posted by admin in June 8th, 2009 | no comment 
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Daryl’s flight out of Chicago was cancelled last week and he had to spend the night in the Windy City. I decided not to go to church on Sunday, May 31st, and waited for my man to come home from the road. So, instead of sitting in a pew that Sunday morning I was sitting […]

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Beautiful Betty

Posted by admin in June 3rd, 2009 | 1 comment 
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Betty turned 78 on June 1st this year. She’s not married, has no children, was an only child and has no living relatives. Betty lives alone. She volunteers at IICS where Daryl and I work. She has volunteered there for nearly 15 years. She stuffs envelopes. Files Daryl’s crazy newspaper clippings. Gets huge mailings ready […]

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Two and a Half Weeks

Posted by admin in April 30th, 2009 | 4 comments 
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Well Big D and I are heading to Ireland today (4/30). From Ireland we go to Lithuania. Yes! It is work. But such nice work. We get to see IICS professors. There’s Olga Artamonva teaching Russian at Trinity College in Dublin; she’s an absolute sweetheart. We’ve got Frank Peters and his amazing family living in […]

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Creator

Posted by admin in April 16th, 2009 | 4 comments 
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Pursuing beauty in our nation has become an expensive and somewhat obsessive pastime! Last year Americans (both men and women) spent $10 billion on cosmetics and beauty aids. (Compare that to $956 million back in 1996—a bit of an increase). Also in 2008, 10 million US citizens had elective cosmetic surgery. Of that number, 1 […]

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Mohammed is Greater Than Jesus?

Posted by admin in April 8th, 2009 | 3 comments 
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“Monkeys will fly out my nose before I go there!” I was very serious and very firm with Daryl. He’d made an agreement with UNESCO and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education that he’d bring a team of academics to Kabul for university faculty training by March 2003. “You know I can’t go to a Muslim […]

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Mean Old Lao Deng!

Posted by admin in April 7th, 2009 | 6 comments 
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I was a big, dumb, white girl from Kansas living in a city of 1.5 million Chinesers. In fact, in the fall of 1983, there were only about 15 foreigners total in our newly opened city of Changchun. I was there with two other women and we were the first Americans to teach at the […]

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Seek Ye First…….What?!?

Posted by admin in February 17th, 2009 | 6 comments 
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I’m a total idiot. A spaz. I know that! I’ve always known that. So falling into the lake shouldn’t have been a complete surprise to me. It was my third trip to Finland. I had made some really good friends there on my maiden voyage. People in the Christian community were so kind to me […]

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Some Monitors Are Human

Posted by admin in February 14th, 2009 | 3 comments 
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The Chinese government had a funny way of doing things back in the early 1980s when I first started teaching there. The Communist Party had a strict policy to protect its citizens from the invasion of foreign ideas and philosophies coming into the country through the massive influx of English teachers from the West. Their […]

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Dreams Really Do Come True

Posted by admin in February 10th, 2009 | 5 comments 
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Second place is common in my life. I’m daughter #2 of my parents. I am wife #2 of my husband. Once I was in a competition in high school and I won…yes…second place. I wore a lot of hand-me-downs (second place clothing) as a kid and if you think about it, being a step-mom is, […]

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Lost

Posted by admin in February 9th, 2009 | no comment 
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ABC’s hit show Lost has won four Emmys, four Guild Awards, won Golden Globes’ best TV drama three times and was voted by the British Academy of Film and Television as the Best American Import. It beat out 20 shows worldwide to win the coveted Monte Carlo International Best Television Award in 2005. According to […]

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