Monthly Archives: October 2012

harry potter and the pit latrine of fire

Being a Peace Corps Volunteer brings many charges: create sustainable change, learn from the host country’s culture while respectfully imparting the United States’, and entertaining oneself during downtime. The latter can manifest itself in wonderfully productive ways as well as … Continue reading

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bright eyes

Students. Learners. Children, really. Around the world, they are adorable and surprisingly similar. As my presence at the primary school has gone from shocking to consistent, I’ve been able to glean a bit about the culture of learners here in South Africa. The … Continue reading

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kooky cakes

Hanging out with some flies, candles, and my new French press(!) this evening; thought I’d shout a holler to the Internet machine. Today’s post will be just a few observations and anecdotes; no real structure (imagine that)… I am well! … Continue reading

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