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familiar feelings.

My sister sent me this article (linked below).  The same sister who, when visiting me in Uganda told me, “You’re not as nice as you used to be.” She insisted she didn’t mean it in a bad way.  She meant … Continue reading

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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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the why.

When I tell people that I’m going to be a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa for the next two years, they have different reactions. Many of them worry. Some think that I’m crazy. One common response that makes me uncomfortable … Continue reading

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nominated? check.

Peace Corps. Community Development. September. Francophone Africa. Sweet.

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