Posts made in May, 2011

“Thank you Fine Lines!” An open letter

Dear Fine Lines: I would love to share information regarding Fine Lines with anyone and everyone who is interested. Let me tell you my story of the first time I was published in this publication. I was divorced, alone, sad, and at the Southpointe Mall in Lincoln, Nebraska, shopping for a new shower curtain at Bed Bath and Beyond. It was rainy; the selection of shower curtains was overwhelming, and I really didn’t care anyway. So I went to Barnes and Noble and got a cup of coffee. I walked over to the magazine section, and Fine Lines was sitting there on the shelf, with my name (Dorothy Apley) on the front cover, listed with the other writers whose works were included in that issue. That was back when the issues were white, and Fine Lines had the writers’ names listed down the front cover. It instantly made me feel happy and hopeful. I felt like skipping around the room, telling everyone in the bookstore that my name was on the cover of that issue. This event really did change my outlook on the future. I was too poor to buy more than one copy of that issue and share it with anyone else. Now, I am happily remarried with six grandchildren, but I will never forget that moment. It was like the beginning of all good things. Thank you for that. Dorothy Apley...

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Exciting Opportunity for Retired Teachers! Visit China!!!

The Chinese American Cultural Bridge Center (CACBC), a non-profit organization promoting cultural exchange since 1992, regularly leads tours to China for educators (teachers/librarians/principals), retired educators, and student groups.  CACBC specializes in taking educators and plans two tours for this summer, which both family and friends can attend.  Deadline for both: May 25, 2011 or till it’s filled.   1. Educators Tour to China:  July 7 – 21, 2011 – a 15-day tour to Beijing, Xian, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Zhengzhou, Shaolin Temple, and Shanghai., all at an *inclusive price of $4,350. 2. Retired educators Leisure Tour to China:  August 16 – 30, 2011 – a 15-day tour to Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yantze River Cruise, Suzhou, & Shanghai, all at an *inclusive price of $4,295.  We offer an additional optional tour to Tibet that can be connected to this tour. *Teachers can earn 50 cpdu’s For more information please contact: Jennifer Chan: call (847-902-7229): travelstudychina@gmail.com or visit...

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