1. Georgia Fishing

    Waiting for a catch!

  2. Georgia Fishing

    Waiting for something to catch.  Hopefully it's a fish.

  3. Georgia Move Please!

    Cows always are in the way.

  4. Tonga Cooking Pans in Paradise

    One of my earliest, vivid memories was being dropped off at the beautiful Ala Moana Hotel in Waikiki and being herded into the elegant lobby by Soane Harrell... all twenty-some new Volunteers destined to become Tonga Viii. There we were in this elegant, upscale hotel carrying our backpacks, cooking pots and pans hanging and clanging from the straps. Lots of camouflage peace symbols, and scruffy beards in this Vietnam era. Cooking pans in Paradise? We had completed our training in Hilo, on the...

  5. Benin The Fan Milk Man

    This photo goes along with my attached story

  6. Benin Dropping the Fan Milk Man

                 I am an avid road cyclist have ridden as much as 105 miles in day, and when I was racing, I rode as much as 5,000 miles in a year.  I like to think that I can ride pretty fast.  In Benin Peace Corps gave all volunteers a fairly nice Trek mountain bike to use to get around on since we didn’t have a motorcycle or a car.  It was so hot in Benin that I couldn’t really enjoy riding for exercise, so I was a little out of shape.  I was still riding a lot for transportation purposes, so ...

  7. Guatemala Human Washing Machine

    Today I did a monstrous load of laundry. For the past two weeks I had successfully ignored the increase in empty hangers in my “closet” but, when my laundry basket began to overflow last night, I decided today i’d roll up my sleeves and get it over with. Laundry is an internal struggle for me. Every time I’m thirty minutes in to washing my clothes, when my arms start to ache and I look up to see only half of my clothes hanging to dry, half still wet in a huge bucket with detergent, I think to...

  8. Guatemala Let's Talk About Sex, Baby.

    I was getting blank stares from a sea of uniformed fifteen-year-olds as I fumbled through explaining how AIDS doesn’t actually kill an infected person- opportunistic infections are what inevitably bring about the demise of the patient. It was a struggle. I felt like I was explaining the process well but I didn’t get a single reassuring nod from the crowd. I hesitated and then turned to my counterpart for the HIV/AIDS training I was conducting for help. In previous sessions he was quick to jum...

  9. Guatemala Blackout

    I am writing this using a battery powered lantern that Dad sent me in one of his many packages. I usually reserve this light for night time showering. The electricity has been out for the past hour so it's working overtime tonight. Luckily, I still have 2 hours 29 minutes left on my Mac battery and my internet runs through the cell tower. We get blackouts about five times a week during the rainy season. It's not raining right now, so I am not sure what caused it this time. To be honest, thoug...

  10. South Africa A Bear of a Laundry Day

    Our 6 year-old host brother's attempt at hanging out the laundry to dry...

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