Monthly Archives: October 2011

Peace Corps has a lot of rules, we joke about them

Linda took this picture when she, Lindsey, and I visited Kanchanaburi Peace Corps’ idea is that we get where we’re going on foot, by bicycle and wearing a helmet, or in a songteau (two benches in the back of a … Continue reading

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GUEST COMMENTS from a PCV Lindsey on the flooding

My friend wrote this for someone back in the US, it might help clarify how things are going here. As a preface I’ll say that our training for 3 months was in Ayutthaya which has now been under water for … Continue reading

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Visiting Monk Chat in Chiang Mai

I’m in Chiang Mai, and this evening Carol and I went to a wat that holds a two hour conversation time for the monks to practice their English and for English speakers to learn a bit about Buddhism. We had … Continue reading

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My Ability to Write Manageable Goals is Improving

When I first began to study Thai I had fuzzy, too big goals. Like, I want to speak Thai. When I started to work with the children in our classrooms, the learning goals I had were fuzzy and too big. … Continue reading

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Quick note on flooding in Thailand

Yes, there’s plenty of water here, my site is not too bad. Some parts of Thailand are dealing with death and destruction, personal and community crises that come from our unsteady relationship with nature, what we’ve done to waterways, and … Continue reading

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Changes in My Outlook at Six Months at Site

I’m going to spare you most of the details of what brought this to a boil, but I’ve just emerged from some personal struggle (oh, please, at 61?!) with new perspectives on what the heck I’m doing here. Thumbnail: was … Continue reading

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