Things I Won’t Miss About the Village: Lack of Anonymity

Small town life I have lived most of my life in South Carolina [other states include North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee] — a state with roughly 5 million people in it, and just prior to departure, I moved back to the area I grew up in. The town I currently reside Continue reading Things I Won’t Miss About the Village: Lack of Anonymity

A Timeline of the Peace Corps Process

Applying to the Peace Corps is an arduous process even with the ‘new’ system rolled out in 2014. My guess is they make the application process so difficult because serving is so difficult. If filling out the required paperwork makes you break into hives, then there’s no way you will be a Continue reading A Timeline of the Peace Corps Process

From Trainee to Volunteer 5: Home wasn’t built in a day

This is the last post in my series From Trainee to Volunteer relating the trials and tribulations transitioning from Peace Corps’ Trainee to Peace Corps’ Volunteer [See the others here:  Swearing In, Site, Goals, and Expectations] Mbazi, Rwanda [now that I’m no longer an active PCV I can disclose my Continue reading From Trainee to Volunteer 5: Home wasn’t built in a day

From Trainee to Volunteer 4: Expectations and living under pressure

This is the 4th post in the series From Trainee to Volunteer [See the others here:  Swearing in, Site, and Goals]. This one is all about expectations. During PST and even before, Peace Corps tell its trainees not to have expectations because whatever expectations you may have  [good or bad] Continue reading From Trainee to Volunteer 4: Expectations and living under pressure

Splish Splash

Splish, splash, I was takin’ a [bucket] bathLong about a Saturday night, yeahA rub dub, just relaxin’ in the tubThinkin’ everythin’ was alright Well, I stepped out the tubI put my feet on the floorI wrapped the towel around me and IOpened the door…………………………… Bobby Darrin Taking a long, hot Continue reading Splish Splash