Monthly Archives: February 2013

Transferring Money – Part 2

My “must do” list for Friday included two key items: Get money. Spend money. Naturally, the “spending” depended on the “getting.” I packed my shopping bags and started my mission – optimistic that I would be successful. Visually imagining my … Continue reading

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A Story

Once upon a time not so very long ago, a retired American dreamed of doing something memorable for the “return” portion of her “Learn. Earn. Return.” life philosophy. She explored options. She considered alternatives. She talked and listened. She applied … Continue reading

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Unexpected Visitor

Here’s the short version of yesterday’s unexpected visitor: A camel and rider from northern Ghana wandered through Jumbo today. When they paused near my house, the camel knelt and the rider dismounted.  The thin man in a long blue on … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Reflections on my one year anniversary of joining the Peace Corps… Who am I? I am acuriosity to be stared at.   An animal at the petting zoo. What strange straight hair she has. I wonder what that red dot … Continue reading

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Transferring Money

Peace Corps automatically deposits my monthly allowance into my Ghana Commercial Bank account and I ride a tro to Nkwanta to withdraw money as needed. To avoid multiple hour-long tro rides and waits in the bank line, I usually go … Continue reading

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