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Christian Strayhorn Spence

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Russian grandmother; World War II veteran--great-uncle

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Christian Strayhorn Spence holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Nebraska-Kearney and a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina State University. Currently a teacher of history in Greensboro, North Carolina, she has authored and received several grants, and was honored in 2008 to receive a grant to participate in a Teaching American History Grant. In 2011, she received the honor of becoming a Horace Mann Abraham Lincoln Fellow, one of fifty in the country. Personally raised by men and obsessive-compulsive, Christian bases her main character, Julia, on a shared sense of the human condition. The grandchild of a Russian immigrant and the grandniece of a World War II veteran who served in Austria, Christian weaves ...more

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Okay, okay, please don’t badger me.  It has been a whirlwind of a month and a half.  The end of the school year, hence the wrapping up of my first year in China, has taken me away from the blog life.  But no worries loyal readers, I have a heck of a post for you, so buckle up and prepare for a barrage of my experiences in China.  I apologize for my randomness, but that is China, a random series...

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“...that in every timeline of life there are no words that can transcend the things we feel.”
Christian Strayhorn Spence, The Pain Collector

“To say the perfect thing at the perfect moment leaves a feeling that cannot be recreated.”
Christian Strayhorn Spence, The Pain Collector

“To say the perfect thing at the perfect moment leaves a feeling that cannot be recreated.”
Christian Strayhorn Spence, The Pain Collector

“...that in every timeline of life there are no words that can transcend the things we feel.”
Christian Strayhorn Spence, The Pain Collector




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