1. Senegal Queen for a Day!

    Near the end of my Peace Corps tour, I received a call from Chicago. It was from the Oprah Winfrey Show. She wanted to know if I would like to be a guest on her Mother's Day Show. "Why of course!".  I prepared a short video clip from Senegal for Harpo Studios which was shown on the show.  We surprised my daughter who thought I was still in Senegal,  with  my presence. I was given limosine service and great hotel accomodations. I felt like a queen for a day. What a way to top off my ...

  2. Togo Fulani Wrestling Match

    I gathered with my fellow volunteers at my friends village, Warangi, in the central region when his family came in for a visit. As is customary, families of Peace Corps volunteers are always welcome with festivities and cultural displays of gratitude. After we marched through town, complete with drums and dancing, we all settled into our plastic lawn chairs to watch a performance of skill and strength. In Fulani wrestling, unlike modern wrestling matches, it is not neccessary to pin the oppo...

  3. Sierra Leone Lunch Prepared in Dambarra, Sierra Leone

    "It takes a village" not only to educate, but to eat too!

  4. Sierra Leone Katy and KT Sierra Leone

    Katy holds "KT", her namesake.

  5. Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Travel Motorcycle

    Motocycles, better than walking?  Most of the time.  Good ol' Hondas were tough, but not tougher than Sierra Leone!

  6. Kenya National Youth Service - Computer Class

    This is a group of my students at the National Youth Service - Yatta School of Agriculture in Yatta, Eastern Province, Kenya.  They are all learning how to use the computer for the first time.

  7. Sierra Leone Yawei Ferry River Crossing

    My Peace Corps home was the town of Pujehun, scattered along the meandering banks of the Waanje River and pushing back against the pervasive tropical rain forest of southern Sierra Leone.  The town was 40 miles south of the city of Bo but only 20 miles north of the Atlantic Ocean.  However, there was no road south through the coastal waterways and swamps.  Therefore the crusty road to Bo was the shortest route to needed supplies and a link to the rest of the world.  The road was an undulating...

  8. Madagascar Street Child with Child

    One of the street children in my town.

  9. Madagascar Playing with my students

    Sometimes as a teacher, I took the kids outside to play English games.

  10. Madagascar Nosy Ve

    Sailing to nosy ve in a dug out canoe

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.