Modern world, modern volunteer

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog pertain strictly to my experience in Comoros. I cannot speak for the situation in other countries. During the past year I have received a lot of surprised, and sometimes slightly disapproving, comments about how much access I have to the internet, a cellphone, and technology in general. Peace Corps... Continue Reading →

Wait, it’s been a year??

One year ago today, I was sitting on my sister's living room floor with a suitcase in front of me and piles of stuff strewn across the room. A crumpled packing list I had been obsessing over for the past few weeks lay behind me, next to the scale waiting to way my luggage and... Continue Reading →

To busy, or not to busy

Life here is slow paced. Though no one sleeps past 6 a.m. and for the women the work hours seem to extend until past sundown, busy is not the lifestyle of Comoros. The typical business day ends around 2 or 3 p.m. My host father once after settled onto the porch, glass of juice in... Continue Reading →

Home for the holidays

Yesterday Comoros celebrated the Muslim Day of Ascension, or as it is know here - Mi'raj. It is the day the prophet Muhammad was supposed to have ascended into heaven, where he met with many other profits before finally speaking with God directly. It is one of the most sacred days on the Islamic calendar... Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life

  Have you ever been woken up by a rooster? If not, know that movies lie to you. The quintessential lone rooster perched on a roof top letting out a single caw to let the world know the sun is on its way up would be lovely. But it’s never just one call. It’s never […]

Stopping the Party

When something  tough happens to you during Peace Corps service you have a few options on how to handle it emotionally. You can hunker down in the mire and allow it to color all of your service. Peace Corps is hard, and having to deal with another hard thing on top of that is like... Continue Reading →

Message Sent and Received

There is a topic I have been hesitant to write about so far, but it's been on my mind so much I can't not write about it. The elections were noisey this year, and the post election conversation was so cluttered with anger, confusion, fear, etc.Hopefully what I have to say won't add to the... Continue Reading →

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