Sunday, July 13, 2014

And now for some Scrabble.
The best part of this trip is getting to see my old friends. Dr. Zhang Dianyu, who recently completed his doctorate at ETSU, is a professor here at the University of Shandong.   I’ve known Dr. Zhang, who goes by the name “Daniel” since 2005, when he was a visiting scholar at our university.  He has been on road trips with me and Joe to Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Savannah, Georgia. 

Two nights ago, I had dinner at his home and taught Daniel, his wife and daughter to play Scrabble on a set I’d brought in my suitcase.  Daniel’s daughter, Iris, outscored her parents.

1 comment:

mary holder said...

Just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your entries on your blog. Sounds like you are having a terrific trip.Take care. We miss you! Love, Mary Jane Holder

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