Monthly Archives: February 2013

the name game

What’s in a name? Well, letters. And for most Americans that’s about all we know or potentially care about. To us (or at least to me), names are strings of letters to which we have been trained to respond (thanks, … Continue reading

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(r)ubiquitous diversion

I know that I’ve previously posted about how I spend some of my free time: shadow puppets, comparing South Africa to Harry Potter, inventing horrific meals with my limited ingredients, reading my Baba’s World Encyclopedias, melting crayons onto canvas, etc.  … Continue reading

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Sawubona, cyber world!  I just got back from an amazing weekend trip to Durban – several PCVs met up to attend a soccer game…South Africa is hosting the AFCON (Africa Cup of Nations) this year and we decided it’d be … Continue reading

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