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I do believe in people. In their strength to help each other, and to thrive in spite of the odds. I believe that the extraordinary trumps the ordinary any day.
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Been reading an ancient Peace Corps memoir written by a married couple serving in Ecuador in early 1962-1963. This paragraph had a message.
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“I cannot make any generalizations about the problems created by our image abroad because North Americans in foreign lands vary from the “let’s-go-native” variety to the “we-live-in-an-ivory-tower” type.
Let me start first off by saying: walking on crutches in Kyrgyzstan is hard. In fact, walking on crutches anywhere is hard, but – with the potholed sidewalks and uneven stairs of Bishkek facing me – it makes it feel even more daunting. 972 more words