Monthly Archives: December 2006

packing abc’s.

What does one pack for 2ish years in Guinea? With an 80-pound limit? Among other things… Address book (e-mail me your snail mail info) & Art supplies. Battery-powered alarm clock & rechargeable Batteries with nifty solar charger some Clothes, Crayons, … Continue reading

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small cousin art.

Thanks, Will. Goodbyes are difficult. Yet in a strange way, it is really nice to realize that leaving is this hard. It reminds me that I’m surrounded by many wonderful people to miss and to love. I am so fortunate. … Continue reading

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on corruption.

According to the annual report from Transparency International, Guinea is the most corrupt country in Africa. Interesting. Worldwide, Guinea is in a three-way tie with Iraq and Myanmar for an overall second place in the corruption rankings. Only Haiti received … Continue reading

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gah.

pack. move. unpack. repeat.

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american-ness.

There are certain things about being American that are hard to shake. (I used to have this essay in the links section, but the online version disappeared. I’ve decided to re-post here, because I think it captures some important thoughts … Continue reading

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act.

Today is World AIDS Day. What will you do? Over 40 million people around the world are living with HIV or AIDS. In 2006, over 4 million people were newly infected with HIV. 40,000 of these cases are in the … Continue reading

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