Pills, Poop, Parasites, and other problems

The Small Print-Up First and Not Small Disclaimer #1:  I am not a doctor, and this is NOT official medical advice; I have graduated nursing school, have examined my fair share of poop and snot, and have volunteered/visited several health clinics in my travels. I DO consider myself an expert on all things related to Continue reading Pills, Poop, Parasites, and other problems

Learning a language that will never be used again

Before leaving for Rwanda, my coworkers attempted to help me study Kinyarwanda… of course, this was fruitless, but entertaining, being that none of us had any experience with a Bantu language prior. But I learned about 5 words before leaving the comfy confines of the English language… mostly easy words like Continue reading Learning a language that will never be used again

I’m a stranger here myself

What the actual F*ck am I doing here? It’s a question I ask myself daily, sometimes hourly, and occasionally every few minutes. Even now, I don’t have a clear answer. I’m a stranger in an area used to Peace Corps trainees. As long as I stick to main roads and Continue reading I’m a stranger here myself

Some beach; Some where

The first time I saw you I was intrigued. There was something there that was definitely missing from the long term relationship I had just ended. We met at the most common of places: my work, not a crowded bar, not at a grocery store, and certainly not anywhere romantic, like Continue reading Some beach; Some where