Monthly Archives: February 2015

6 Weeks in Thailand

We were 67 Peace Corps trainees in Bangkok for a weekend. We had been in Thailand for 6 weeks and had been learning about Thai culture, its people, its food and its language. We had learned how to be riap … Continue reading

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Questioning Questions

I find myself more that half way through my Peace Corps pre-service training (PST) and my language proficiency interview is rapidly approaching. We had a mock interview, a pre-test, a few weeks ago. It was a fifteen minute conversation in … Continue reading

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It’s in the Bag

Four long white folding tables line the perimeter of the large training room. When we gather as a group the tables are piled with 70 backpacks. We learned in our first few days in Thailand that placing things like that … Continue reading

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Feeling Detached

The huge Buddha was under construction. Bamboo scaffolding covered the crumbling concrete torso. The head, at least 20 feet tall, had been removed and was sitting off to the side. It looked like it needed some work too. I knew … Continue reading

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