Monthly Archives: October 2010

Reading Peace Corps Memoirs

Then there are the PC memoirs.  I’ve read “Fishing in the Sky:The Education of Namori Keita”  by Donald Lawder;  “Volunteering in Ethiopia: A Peace Corps Odysset” by James W. Skelton, Jr., “Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle ” by Moritz … Continue reading

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Hottest Day on Record: I Buy a Bicycle and Ride it Home

One of my characteristics is intensity.  Combine that with the occasional impulsivity and you get a day like yesterday.  Maybe I should also note that sometimes I test my limits, maybe thinking I don’t have any?  Yesterday I Googled “Peace … Continue reading

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Okay, Not Africa, Maybe Thailand

At about this point the calendar quietly passed the “close of invitations” date for a November departure to Africa, but at least I was having phone contact with Peace Corps headquarters, my medical clearance arrived, and I began to focus … Continue reading

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Reading Peace Corps Blogs

During the period of preparing for Peace Corps service, there’s a long quiet time of not hearing from the Peace Corps folks in Washington.   It’s been over two months since I submitted reports of my medical, dental, and vision exams … Continue reading

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Making Inferences, Undoubtedly Faulty

(written when I stil thought I was going to be assigned in Africa…) I don’t know about you but I like to plan.  Even if the plan has to be in pencil and there comes a time to make a different plan, … Continue reading

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Introductions

This blog is intended to save and to share my thoughts and, while I’m at it, help me organize my ideas and reflections on my time with the Peace Corps.  I invite friends or anyone who stumbles on it to … Continue reading

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