The Beginning and the End

The Beginning and the End

Dear friends… Here we are at my last update. In the past twenty-eight months, I have worked in Bulgaria; been evacuated to Thailand; taken examinations in …

 

Hola, Barcelona!

Hola, Barcelona!

Dear friends… I cannot rest from travel; I will drink life to the lees. All times I have enjoyed Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those that loved me, …

 

Капитан America

Капитан America

Dear friends… Last weekend was supposed to be pretty fun, but my culture sharing session was cancelled when the teacher I was going to cohost the …

 

Thanks for All the Fish

Thanks for All the Fish

Dear friends, This last week of March marked the beginning of my last three months in Bulgaria. Over seventy volunteers attended the close-of-service conference in the town …

 

Red Dragon

Red Dragon

Dear friends… Last night, around midnight, I received an email from Martha Howard, the associate director of the William and Mary graduate accounting program. I use …

 

Kürtőskalács & Коледа

Kürtőskalács & Коледа

Dear friends… This has been an eventful month, so I unfortunately have another completely unedited post. I promise I’ll start getting my act together as soon …

 

Българско Време

Българско Време

Dear friends… My computer is solar powered and the sky was cloudy all month, and that’s why I’m sitting here on November 30 without even so …

 

Oh Take Me Back to the Start

Oh Take Me Back to the Start

Dear friends… How things have changed in only a month! Work has completely turned around and I now almost have more tasks than time. I work …

 

The Terminator

The Terminator

Dear friends… Give a man to fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime. …

 

August

August

Dear friends… Summer is nearly over and I am sad to see it go. I might visit the beach one last time next weekend for a …

 

Darling You Got To Let Me Know…

Darling You Got To Let Me Know…

Dear friends… I’ve hit the one-year mark and the slow thaw of spring has suddenly turned into this burst of activity. Some of the new challenges …

 

Istanbul, sonra görüşürüz

Istanbul, sonra görüşürüz

Dear friends… Barely had winter reared its ugly head when Spring trumpeted its arrival with freshly-tilled soil and sunny afternoons. My peacoat went into storage and …

 

Thailand, Take Two

Thailand, Take Two

Dear friends… I’m back in Bulgaria, fairly healthy but feeling bored as a result of the shock in transitioning from Bangkok’s sensory overload to Bulgarian village …

 

Sawat-dii, from Thailand!

Sawat-dii, from Thailand!

Dear friends… My medical problems ended up responding poorly to conservative treatment, so the Peace Corps medically evacuated me for surgery. So hello – from Thailand! …

 

And Any Man Who Knows A Thing, Knows He Knows, Not A Damn, Damn Thing At All.

And Any Man Who Knows A Thing, Knows He Knows, Not A Damn, Damn Thing At All.

Dear friends… At three o’ clock in the morning on Monday, I woke up to a sharp pain near my stomach. It would later intensify into …

 

Бесела Коледа

Бесела Коледа

Dear friends… As you already know by now, my health hasn’t been in the best condition for the past two months. However, fairly extensive tests at …

 

做一天和尚撞一天锺

做一天和尚撞一天锺

Dear friends… Happy Thanksgiving! Life here has been somewhat busy and my projects never did get completely organized enough for me to post a comprehensive list. …

 

Hoş geldiniz!

Hoş geldiniz!

Dear friends… I swear I did not pick out those leopard print sheets or the flowery blanket. And all of those electronics? They are, ahem, for …

 

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Dear friends… They say that the shortest path to a man’s heart is by his stomach and I’d like to confirm their – whoever they may …

 

Peace Corps Iowa

Peace Corps Iowa

Dear friends… Training is over and I am now at my site, Samuil (Самуил), where I will stay and work for the next two years. The …

 

Труден Език

Труден Език

Dear friends… My training is nearly over; 12 weeks of daily classes, technical sessions, and cultural seminars are behind me and the groundwork for the next …

 

Летни Дни

Летни Дни

Dear friends… The past seven weeks have been incredible. Training is barely past halfway done and I already have many stories to share. My language skills …

 

Добро утро, Зверино!

Добро утро, Зверино!

Dear friends… This is Zverino, Bulgaria. It is where I live and will stay for the next three months. The Peace Corps calls the village a “satellite …