Smethport

Where I Come From

A Chinese student, a talented English major from a university in Hunan, China, asked me to describe my hometown.  This is what I wrote: Smethport is very different from Chenzhou.  It is like a dream that I’m afraid will seem unreal or too abstract for you to realize.  Words alone are not enough to describe(…)

Matt Muller — Smethport’s China Connection

Smethport resident Matt Muller is off to teach English at a university in Hunan province in south central China. The province is famous for its spicy cuisine and the birthplace of Chinese Communist revolutionary Mao Zedong. The major city there is Chenzhou, home to about 4.5 million people, most of whom live in the surrounding(…)