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As the Clock Winds Down

Although 27 months seems like an extraordinarily long time to be away from home, it did not feel like I’ve been gone that long and yet have less than three months left. 792 more words

3 Months In

This weekend I’ll have been in Guyana for 3 months… That makes it the longest I’ve been outside the country in one consecutive trip – and it’ll be several months before I go home for a visit. 970 more words


Wednesday photo: Maize harvest

The maize has been harvested the last few weeks. I didn’t know how to visualize in cobs the amount that was planted and growing.

Now I can. 58 more words

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The chicken diaries: Daily life

I became a parent to two chickens I named Sitfwatfwa (snow) and Thandi (love) in January 2017. This is their story.

Having two living things partly under my responsibility (Make loves them as her own) has meant that I have paid attention to the antics of all the chickens more that I had before. 369 more words

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Monthly expenses as a PCV in Swaziland

Every year, each Peace Corps post reevaluates the monthly stipend the country’s Volunteers receive. I track my expenses each month because I have for many years, but in March, we had to report our expenses to Peace Corps. 143 more words

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A moment in my life: A week without professions of love

So many entertaining things happen in my life in Swaziland. These are the moments I will want to remember because they make me laugh, and they show insight into my daily routine. 263 more words

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Wednesday photo: Maputo

I had only heard negative things about Maputo before traveling there. I experienced nothing negative and was so happy to be in a bustling place for a few days with endless blocks to walk. 38 more words

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