Category Peace Corps

Onward and Upward (Ramblings Incoming)

I’ve been thinking a while about how to write this ‘last post’ . The last post that would detail how I would leave site, the feelings that would spring from that, and the overall impression of my service. How I would feel about leaving this town and the people in it. Now that the moment […]

Where the Heck is the Summer Going ?!?

Yep. Its been a while. And since ever since returning back site, I feel like a tornado picked me up several weeks ago and I’ve just landed. Its all I can do sometimes to stare at my luggage and wonder where all this stuff I’ve accumulated over the last two years will go. Getting the […]

Seminars and Too Much Fun

SO the last week has been a whirlwind. I flew back to site from attending the International Social Workers Conference in UB only to hit the ground running to prepare for an aimag (or province) level wide English teachers seminar. Organized by my amazing sitemate Christie and supported by the aimag educational department, some 50 […]

Mongol Voices : The Transition and Foreign Cassettes

Here is another piece to my series of interviews with Mongolians to further understand Mongolian culture and history. A couple weeks ago I sat down with an incredible person, Uugii has always been incredibly helpful to me with projects and navigating Mongolian culture. I often helped her with her 6th grade class, and it was […]

Spring Time and Upcoming Plans

It happened so suddenly. It seemed like within a 24 hour period that the brown buds on the trees turned an incandescent green, making everything look fresh and shiny. On my evening runs I get whiffs of sage as I run on the river plain that surrounds my section of town. I’ve team taught my […]

Concerts, Karaoke and Birthdays , Oh My!

Just when you think you can check out, prep for summer and all that wonderful season brings, things start picking up at site. Between a benefit concert, nights spent with friends and graduation season, my normally sparse schedule … has been more busy then usual. Even writing this reminded me how jam packed the last […]