1. Costa Rica My Host Mom and The Woodfire Stove

    This is a picture of my 80 year old host mom in her beloved apron working over the woodfired oven.  The food always has this distinct taste that I'll be sure to miss when I leave.

  2. Costa Rica A Creative Outlet

    When my high school Spanish teacher came to visit my site in Costa Rica with ten of his students, his students and my first and second graders had the opportunity to express themselves through this fun art project using contact paper, glue, salt, and food coloring. 

  3. Costa Rica The Six Month Mark

    Right after my three months of training in Costa Rica I had the overwhelming image in my head of a great white canvas.  Being provided with brushes, oils, paints, and a multitude of other resources, I was to design this canvas in the way in which I saw fit, in a way that would best serve the rural mountain community I was placed in, Sabanillas de Acosta.   Throughout the many years I spent in school and in my first job after college working for a law firm, I was told exactly what to do and h...

  4. China I've Never

    Teaching at a univeristy as part of my PCR service was both challenging and incredibly fun.  During my early morning classes, one of best ways to kick off class and wake up students was to play a game.  Here, during a fast-paced round of "I've Never", I somehow got caught in the middle.

  5. China I've Never

    Teaching at a univeristy as part of my PCR service was both challenging and incredibly fun.  During my early morning classes, one of best ways to kick off class and wake up students was to play a game.  Here, during a face-paced round of "I've Never", I somehow got caught in the middle.

  6. China Scrabble Buddy

    One of my favorite parts of serving as a PCRV in China has been the friendships I've been able to build.  Clare, a student from my university, and I would often go to a coffee shop and play BananaGrams together.  Needless to say, my expereince serving in PC China has been vastly different from my service in PC Niger.

  7. China Lou Shan Guan

    My students and I took this  jumping picture in front of Chairman Mao's famous quote at Lou Shan Guan, a historic place in China's communist history.

  8. Malawi my host family in Malawi

    This was my host family in Malawi circa 1992.

  9. Malawi child reading

    This is a picture of a young child reading in my village in Malawi. circa 1992. We are all born somewhere and must find a way to learn wherever we are.

  10. Nigeria "Ahh, Kennedy. Il est mort."

    In 1964, my friend Marge and I left Sokoto in a Peace Corps jeep, headed for adventure. We crossed the border into Niger. No problems at the border...a small hut on the Nigerian side with a couple of youngsters in uniform waving us through. Similar kids a hundred yards later on, and similar treatment. We got some good French bread in the first little town we came to, and said unkind things about Nigerian bread, recipes for which were created by the British. We set off through the desert f...

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