大家好!我们是美国人。我不会中文很好。 我从美国森林服务组织退休了。我是位全职作家。我是一个生态学者和生物学家。I would like to introduce myself.  I don't live in or very near Fayetteville, although I have an undergraduate degree in zoology and a master's in botany from the University of Arkansas. I'm an American botanist and ecologist as well as a freelance writer and editor. 

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Why am I writing to you?  I enjoy having friends from China.  They help me learn Chinese and I teach them English.  I know several Chinese students in Fayetteville who attend the University of Arkansas.  Several have visited my wife and I in our home.  We live 126 miles east of Fayetteville in the small town of Mountain Home, Arkansas.  Several Chinese students have visited us here. 

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I have taught three of them how to drive a car or truck.  We have taken one student with us on vacation in Jan. 2009 and again in the Christmas holiday 2011/2011 to San Francisco when we drove out to see my daughter and her family.  A Chinese student rode with us to California in my pickup truck and we visited five national parks including the Grand Canyon, and we also saw Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the U of California at Berkeley and at Santa Barbara. 

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In summer 2009 I went on a trip with three Chinese friends to the mountains of Colorado.  In spring 2010 we took four Chinese friends to Tennessee/North Carolina to visit the Smoky Mountain National Park and saw wild bears.  So, I’d like to invite you to become one of my Chinese friends!  我会说一点中文,可是不好。我的太太叫Sheila. 她不会中文。

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Would you like to have an American friend? We would like to invite you to visit us in Mountain Home.  We own two houses in this town.  We use one for a guest house.  Both are small older homes.  We inherited one house from Sheila’s parents and we bought the other across the house.  Feel free to contact me!

 

You can read much more about me at a couple websites:

 

www.sedgehead.com – this is my personal website.

http://www.sedgehead.com/index.php/uncategorised-articles/34-why-chinese - tells why I study the Chinese language and culture

QQ: 256313199. 

Or the groups I chat with:

QQ group 113527229 for English with the www.dioenglish.com people.

QQ group 104490944 for English with the www.dioenglish.com people.

QQ group 104692038 for Chinese where I practice writing or on QQ: Sedgehead Family.

I also post notes in Chinese at www.lang-8.com (as sedgehead) to practice my use of Chinese.

I also teach English on Skype. I am “headsedge” on Skype.

 

PS: at first I only contacted male students.  Then my wife, Sheila, said, “I’d like to have some female Chinese friends.”  Her email is 该 Email 地址已受到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它需要在浏览器中启用 JavaScript。.  So you can contact either one of us.