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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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Site Visit!!

So last week I had the opportunity to visit my future site, Tosagua, for about a week. The week started out with a day of training with our counterparts. 584 more words

Blood and Water

Two children drowned today. They splashed into the wind and the waves took them, first the girl, then her brother after her.

The sea sent her back quickly, washed up limp in a monokini. 133 more words

Peace Corps

How We Live In Foreign Lands... What The Real Story Is About

Been reading an ancient Peace Corps memoir written by a married couple serving in Ecuador in early 1962-1963. This paragraph had a message.

“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.

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V Aniversario INEB

I’ve been in country for 13 months now, yet I keep experiencing new traditions! July 21st marked the 5th anniversary of the middle school I work at, so I was invited along with a few other teachers to attend a field trip to Chimaltenango to… 371 more words

Personal Experiences

Confessions of an Unhealthy Health Volunteer

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


Raw Animal Fat

Have you even seen fat, raw and blobby? Maybe as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s obesity reduction campaign? Maybe on a TV show about liposuction? Maybe after bacon grease congeals? 223 more words