As of January 2015, I will no longer update this FrontPage-based website.
INSTEAD, I'm working on EFLsuccess.com
(for EFL/learning content) and
wp.krigline.com (which will eventually become the new
www.krigline.com) for inspirational
and "family" stuff.
Furthermore, In April 2015 we are leaving Xiamen to work in Hong Kong
(after a few months in the US). (See "March" in
wp.krigline.com/2015_archive/ for details.)
While www.krigline.com will remain
on line in it's old form (until I'm ready to switch it to WordPress),
I do not know how much longer the
resources at www.krigline.com.cn
will stay on line. In most cases, however, you can remove ".cn" from the
web address and find what you are looking for. NONETHELESS, I recommend
that you copy your favorite resources from Krigline.com and save them onto
your computer so you can keep using them if these pages disappear.
We moved in July to the Da
Sheng Li area. Then we had to leave the country because our visas had
expired. Back in July, a Xiamen company gave me a contract to help them,
but as of mid-November they have not been able to give me an official
Invitation Letter so I can apply for a work visa. In Oct and Nov, we were
living in our new apartment in Xiamen, and enjoying life as tourists! I'm
expecting to start a new job in December--more about that after it
happens! And in spite of my more relaxed pace, I've not invested much time in this old
website. I am, however, trying to update and move things to EFLsuccess.com.
We still do not have a job
lined up for the fall, and now it looks like our landlord wants us to move
out before mid-July! With a rather heavy load of "class preparation" this
summer, and now "lots of packing" to do, I don't expect to have much time
to work on this website!
The big news is that we are
once again uncertain about our future in China. My department's rules
changed (the Economics Department), so they can't rehire their English
Instructors. I'm currently looking for a different department to teach in,
but most have already hired teachers for next fall. This summer, I'll be
teaching for XMU's department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, next
spring I hope to be teaching in a US university again (so we can be nearby
when our son graduates in early May). In between, and after the spring, we
really don't know what to expect! Life in China is once again as uncertain
as it is fun and rewarding!
February/March 2014 notice:
Ever since my classes at Xiamen University
resumed, I've been very busy with class prep. During the Spring
Break, I continued to have email and computer problems, which kept me from
working on this website. But you will find some photos of our
Christmas fun, as well as a few new
Wallpapers. I've also added a few new photos
(one per page, I think)
to these pages: Lake Erie,
Kunming, Xiamen, Hong
Xiamen U. I've also added resources for my students, including a guide
to the documentary "The Flaw."
March 23, I gave a speech to the Xiamen International Fellowship. It is
now posted on this website.
addition, www.krigline.com had to
move to a new server, which means added complications. I hope the links
and email still work!
Www.krigline.com.cn was not affected (and it is still easier to keep
the ".cn" version up to date).
These are our grandkids, and we wish
we got more photos of them!