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Post Election: Stay Angry or Build Bridges?

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry. Abraham Lincoln Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy rotten system. Dorothy Day Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  ML King Jr. …if … Continue reading

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Teaching Oral Literature and Poetry

Today I am deeply grateful to Peace Corps and to Indangaburezi College of Education for making it possible for me to be here, working with dozens of caring, enthusiastic teachers. Friday evening, Saturday 8 am to 9 pm, and Sunday … Continue reading

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Four Weeks Away from the Blog, Why?

The first weeks at a Peace Corps post are stressful.  Wonderful, too, of course, but stressful. By not posting here during that special time of impaired judgement, I’ve spared you the vicarious experience of my stresses.  At this point I … Continue reading

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…With Counterparts and the US Ambassador to Rwanda

Our last training day was a gem, with our site hosts arriving to participate in several sessions and with the US Ambassador to Rwanda addressing us. Meet Dr. Balinda Ruteruka, the Director of the college where I will be teaching, … Continue reading

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Introduction to Development Work at PC Kigali

(I had posts out of order, so I’m fixing it.  You may have seen this already) Before I talk about our 8 days of training, let’s have a passing mention of jetlag, delightful and unique volunteer colleagues (we’re a group … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Rwandan National Library

    For fun, this post is formatted as a photo search task, followed by an explanation of the context of my visit to the Rwandan National Library.  Here are some photos of the library building, there is no photo … Continue reading

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Rwanda Wants to be Famous for Other Things

  What country will be the first in the world to have a country-wide commercial drone service? In July Rwanda will launch, with a company from California, a service that will bring blood and medicines to remote locations using a … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to Peace Corps Response, Rwanda

My departure will be on Sunday, and I am relatively ready.  Here’s what it means to me to be ready. I researched my district in Rwanda, where 73% of the people are subsistence farmers and they sell an average of … Continue reading

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Quick post on walking El Camino de Santiago de Compostella

Last May and June I did walk El Camino, from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago, Spain.  Although I intended to post to the blog during those 6 weeks I couldn’t manage the interface between my cell phone … Continue reading

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Next Chapter: Walk Camino de Santiago de Compostella May and June 2015

If I look over my life for themes, I see different themes at different decades.  Which is neither here nor there. Except that when  person sets out to walk 500 miles along a medieval route, a route that’s now popular enough … Continue reading

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