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the (sure, why not, go on) home stretch

It’s hard to believe I’ve nearly completed my first year of teaching – both in my Peace Corps service and in my life. Looking back to my panicked preparations in early January, I chuckle at my whizzing thoughts of terror: … Continue reading

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ode to the olde: part two

Spawning off of the previous post (and the real reason for the sequence’s title), a recent walk with Baba, insightful and compelling as always, helped to shape my thoughts on this paradox of necessity and desire and how it relates … Continue reading

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ode to the olde: part one

“That dress is so 2012.” “You have a landline phone??” “Why isn’t there a McDonald’s on this corner?!”  For the past 16 months in South Africa, and arguably much longer, I’ve been doing some quiet thinking about a few of … Continue reading

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i wanna lie tangent to yo curve

Overcast, pumpkin coffee in hand, enjoying what may be the last cold front of the spring.  Due to the recent heat, I’m quite pleased about the chilly day or two ahead of me.  I remember a year ago, when I … Continue reading

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a wink of insight

Zulus go to bed thinking about what’s been accomplished that day whereas westerners tend to go to bed thinking about what hasn’t been. Interesting dichotomy…

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