Monthly Archives: August 2012

G is for Goat…

The eight youngsters sitting on the colorful foam mats in my courtyard gazed up at the photograph of the boy holding the tan and white goat. “G is for goat,” they mimicked in unison as I pointed to the words … Continue reading

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Weight Changes

You’ve lost weight. Comment from a former work colleague. Your Ghanaian clothes flatter your figure. Compliment from a friend. You’ve lost a lot of weight. And you weren’t heavy to begin with. Flattery from an American friend. Don’t get too … Continue reading

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August Sights..

Almost every day I think, “That’s not what I expected.”  I don’t know what I expected during my Peace Corps adventure, but these photos document some of my recent unanticipated experiences. Tribute to a President who died in office. Professor … Continue reading

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Clothes Q&As

You have questions; I have answers. Following are my answers to your questions about clothes…   Do you wear some kind of uniform to let them know that you are with the Peace Corps? Can you wear street clothes? School children … Continue reading

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Six Months in Ghana

This week marks a milestone – six months in Ghana. On February 8, 2012, twenty-five excited and apprehensive Peace Corps Trainees landed in Accra. After we each claimed our 80 pounds of luggage, we breezed through customs. Peace Corps staff … Continue reading

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