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today I saw a big blue dot
it hovered in the air
it hovered over here and also
hovered over there

it hovered when I closed my eyes… 65 more words


Smitty, April/May 1944 & Letter II

Letter II                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 5/4/44

Dear Mom,

     There really isn’t much to write about as I’ve told you most everything on the phone.  By the way, when you receive your bill for the month let me know just how much these calls cost. 455 more words


Smitty, April 1944 & Letter I

Pvt. Smith was as cocky and proud as the next trooper, but he also thought of the army as a learning experience and considered his new adventure as a chance to experience things he would not otherwise have the opportunity.  677 more words


Letters from Cuba #7

Dear Mom,

I have come to two obvious conclusions:

  1. Sexism is an international phenomenon that transcends borders, languages, and cultures.
  2. The same goes for the look of a woman who isn’t having it.
  3. 747 more words
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6 Kilometers From the Nearest Onion

Dear readers,

I apologize for taking such a long hiatus.

There is a reason for it though, namely, going through some serious growing pains here. Dealing with culture shock, disappointments, required meetings at provincial level, more training etc really takes away the time one devotes to writing blog posts. 487 more words

Peace Corps

Letters from Cuba #6

Dear Dad,

Today was my first day of classes, well class–Mondays are nice because we have once class, Voces Contemporáneas, in which we discuss contemporary Cuban issues, trends, and pop culture. 829 more words

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Still More Goodies from the Bud Bizzell Story

A pair of recent posts chronicles the saga of discovering an old postcard on eBay that was sent home from Otter by a James “Bud” Bizzell of Ithaca.   470 more words

Otter People