January 7th 2012 Posted at China
Before Christmas I had a number of videochats with Lao Meng, who owns the mothers’ book salon / private library in Wuhan. He has since migrated to Beijing, but he maintains his interest in the business and his sister Mimi runs it day-to-day. We attempted to have a Christmas Eve party, but there wasn’t interest on that particular Saturday morning in Wuhan.
I had promised a Polish Christmas carol.
I am not sure whether that speaks to my singing ability or reported troubles with connecting via international servers. Multiple friends in multiple industries have told me that there have been recent sporadic and geographic outages. Regardless, we are hoping to continue our conversations. I also continue to wrack my brain about how to find a Mandarin-speaking, well spoken, hi-tech, American-style childrens librarian who is interested in spreading his or her skills. Are those categories really null when you and them all together?
Anyway, emails have been sent, and we will turn on the webcams again soon. Meanwhile, we continue to live our lives on opposite sides of the world.
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