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Mt Moosilauke (3) - A Water System for San Rafael (part 1)

I’ve been writing in this series about climbing each of the 48 mountains in New Hampshire that are at least 4000 feet tall.  And, each time, I’m also reflecting a bit on the journey since I joined Peace Corps, 30 years ago: on development, social justice, conflict, experiences along the way, etc. 3,060 more words

Talk Shqip to Me

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela… 616 more words

Shota

He works tirelessly protecting his region’s environment, mainly from local manganese mining operations fouling the river and from its trucks scattering manganese dioxide dust throughout the streets of the city and surrounding villages. 688 more words

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Beans: Jewels in the Kitchen

“Let thy food be thy medicine and
medicine be thy food”
– Hippocrates

Beans have a very long history with humans. For 10,000 years, people have been eating various kinds of them, prepared in various ways. 1,076 more words

Video: Hut Tour

I’ve shown photos of my 5mx5m hut, but now I’ve made a quick video tour of all 3 rooms. Please check out my brief unedited video of my “Peace Corps crib” on YouTube!

READY OR NOT, SOMEDAY IT WILL ALL COME TO AN END.
THERE WILL BE NO MORE SUNRISES, NO MINUTES, HOURS OR DAYS.
ALL THINGS YOU COLLECTED, WHETHER TREASURED OR FORGOTTEN, WILL PASS TO SOMEONE ELSE.

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Interesting Insta: Pastilla, Please.

I recently ate dinner at an authentic Moroccan restaurant with my aunt and uncle, and I can report with confidence that it was an unforgettable culinary adventure. 452 more words

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