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Six Month-aversary

Apologies for a long delay between blog updates!  The past month I’ve been all over South Africa for work and vacation, and my cohort celebrated passing its six month mark (and my half-birthday) in South Africa on July 26! 593 more words

Peace Corps South Africa

Why You Shouldn't Read This Blog

“Um, lady, why should I read your blog? What’s so special about you?”

1. You probably shouldn’t.

2. Nothing.

So, now that we have that out of the way, I’d like to whine about my life, I mean, introduce myself. 466 more words


Interstellar Technologies Launch Momo Rocket

Updated 2/8/2017 – Added more launch footage

IST successfully launched their Momo sounding rocket, unfortunately, a glitch in the telemetry of the rocket was encountered and the flight was terminated after 66sec of powered flight, the rocket then fell into the ocean safe zone 6.5km off shore. 21 more words

Rocket Engine

Our Hazra Saga

For two long weeks in early July, various characters drifted in and out of our home – mostly to deliver and install our household appliances. I still remember the phone call we had with our landlord before moving in. 419 more words

Fulbright Blog

US Electronics Ban lifted on Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates, and Turkish Airlines

Back in March, I posted that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was banning all electronic devices bigger than a smartphone onboard all flights from certain Middle Eastern and North African countries to the US. 658 more words

Current Events

On Brain Fog, Chronic Stress, and The Future

It’s 11:00PM and I’m laying in bed next to a snoring (adorably) Jon, feeling my heart beat in different places on my body in seemingly different rhythms all at once. 1,158 more words


Liebe Ist Was Für Idioten Wie Mich - Rezension

 Liebe Ist Etwas Für Idioten Wie Mich 

Über was handelt das Buch?

Optimistisch gesehen ist Vikis Leben eine Vollkatastrophe. Da kann man schon mal aus Frust ein paar Tüten zu viel rauchen. 848 more words