30 September 2015

coming home

Ever since completing my Peace Corps service and departing from Ethiopia in June of 2014, I have struggled to find a way to close off this blog. At this point, there's no sense in trying to recount the events leading up to or following my departure. Instead, my final post will capture part of something I could not have anticipated at that time - a return to Ethiopia a mere 15 months later. This will be my final post. I am currently working on starting a new blog to document my experiences, opinions, and whatever else inspires me to write. I will post a link to that site here once it's up and running.

To everyone who supported me throughout my service, know that my gratitude is unending. With that, I give you, coming home.

23 February 2014

will bailey, rpcv?

Anyone who has served in the Peace Corps in the age of the laptop and external hard drives knows the value of a good t.v. series or two. I have been working my way through The West Wing for more than a year. In an episode somewhere around the middle of the 7th and final season, now Press Secretary Will Bailey is having a (flirtatious) conversation with Kate Harper. In the middle of a few quick camera cuts I caught a glimpse of a logo that has become all too familiar in my tenure as a Peace Corps Volunteer...

16 February 2014

what's the joedown?

It's been some time since I made some kind of public update about My Peace Corps Life. I suppose it's because I've been so incredibly busy living it, I haven't had much time to write (or even think) about it. Here's a quick rundown...