Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Joy of Pacas

If you know me at all, you know that I absolutely love thrift stores. I know, I know, some people (my sister among them) are probably cringing at the thought of wearing something used. But, for me, the whole experience … Continue reading

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Before you depart for your country as a Peace Corps Trainee, you spend one day in a U.S. city (often Washington D.C., Philadelphia or Miami) filling out paperwork, meeting your future best friends and starting dialogues regarding things like adjustment … Continue reading

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Six Months

Today marks six months in country. And the thing I get asked more than anything else is, “So, how are you doing?” Which isn’t a weird or remotely surprising question at all. But there’s something about the way it’s asked, … Continue reading

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Site Visit – Late October “You only have to live with the host family for three months, right?” “Yes, then I want to live on my own.” “Okay, well we’ll help you when that time comes.” “Thanks!” Mid December “Don’t … Continue reading

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My posts in January didn’t reveal much about what I’ve been up to lately. So, in case you were curious, I’m going to update you in convenient bullet form. Meetings: The Women’s Office hired on a Técnica del Campo in … Continue reading

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