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How a Swing Set Explains the World

My big Soviet block housing building in Sosnivka opened onto a large courtyard. It was snow covered in winter, verdant spring, sun drenched in summer, and copper-coloured with turning leaves in the autumn. 736 more words


Homemade Tortillas

Emily finally had someone stand her up and teach her how to properly make homemade tortillas.  Yum!  We’re a little more Nicaraguan every day.

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Drum Roll, please!

The first day of school is creeping nearer and nearer. Only 10 days remain until our children will greet us with excited faces, sharpened pencils, and bright new uniforms. 481 more words

Third goal & culture sharing (my 100th post)

Third Goal of the Peace Corps

To promote a better understanding of other peoples
on the part of Americans.

Although I have been taking a month long vacation, secretly I have still been working. 818 more words


1st Care Package! Yay!

Yesterday was swear-in, but yesterday was also the day I got my first care package! Yay! I also found out that I don’t get to move into my house on Saturday like everyone else, so I was a little bummed, but then I got handed the slip of paper that said I had a parcel waiting for me at the post office, so I felt a lot better. 586 more words

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Story Time

I haven’t posted in a while and I promise I will start regularly posting again but first I have to tell two stories. I will start with the one that doesn’t have to do with bodily functions, the one about my dog. 1,304 more words

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{Photo Friday}: Weathered Windows

When my friend came to visit we went to the old monastery where I took this photo of one of the windows in the side of the rock-cliff. 33 more words