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Articles by Michael & Vivian Krigline

Sub-pages:   Home Poem: Reminiscence Poem: Perspectives Poems: Happiness What are Grades? How to Conquer Fear RE English Names Sexist Language Come Work Abroad! Iran-US-China Co-op? Shanghai Flood Slow Crate to China Loco-Travel in China Lessons from a Puppy Mindyburg Park I Believe in Five Trip: Ning Xia Province Trip: Israel & Turkey Finding Christmas Dawn Treader-get to? The Passion of Christ Easter for Kids All Your Mind&Strength Witchcraft's New Face Hugging Paper Towels Treasure in Clay Pots When He Calls Again How to Pray Not What I Expected 1st Century Church Church Community A Mary Christmas What is the Gospel? Live & Give Thanks Giving Thanks When Bad Times Come When Terror Hits Home Rise & Reward Worship is Weird Creativity: It is Good Authentic Identity Authentic Perseverance

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Articles related to learning English:


What are Grades?--something to remember when looking at a teacher's marks on your paper


How to Conquer Your Fear of Speaking a Foreign Language--Fear of making mistakes is probably the biggest thing keeping you from making progress in English [a Chinese version is also available]


Thoughts on Choosing an English Name--Look at this before you choose an English name for yourself


Sexist Language, History, Culture and Misunderstanding--All languages change over time; this article talks about the ongoing presence of gender-related terms in English


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"I Believe in Five!" Our Strange Visit to Wuwu-Land--a strange place where there is no "five"


Mindyburg Paradise Park--a parable (story with a message), with a guide to discussing important concepts like generosity, rules and rights


When Terror Hits Home--a parable about forgiveness and justice (part of a speech I gave soon after 9/11)


Easter for Kids--the Easter Story retold for children, from the perspective of a bird who witnessed history's most important events [This story is also available in Chinese]


The Day a Wall Became a Bridge--An account of how I acted as temporary translator for Iranians trying to visit the Great Wall


Shanghai Flood--Vivian's account of a very wet day in 2001


Slow Crate to China--an eight-page account of our experience, shipping goods from the US to China in 2000


Loco-motives: travel in China--an account of our 2009 train trip: great scenery, a model worker, an icy berth and warm Cola.

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