Monthly Archives: June 2018

Gratitude: Work to do

I was worried I would have a hard time filling my last few weeks at site; instead, the opposite is happening. I have a variety of paperwork and projects to tie up before I move, plus I am leading the … Continue reading

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Two years in the Peace Corps in numbers

Today is my second anniversary of arriving in Swaziland. Now I live in a country called eSwatini. Like the name of this country, many other things have changed. Or been broken, disappeared, or accumulated. When I first started thinking about … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Drama

It turns out my students in English club love acting in skits.  We did some gender-themed skits last week, then again yesterday, and now today.     Yesterday’s skits were created after each student received a word and that word had … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Chicken words

While flipping through the dictionary last night I found two new-to-me and exciting words about chickens: kukekela and kelukelwane.     Kukekela means to cackle, specifically the noise a hen makes after laying an egg. I know from living with so … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Resting while sick

I have had a cold since Bushfire, and it has controlled my life. Fortunately I have been able to sleep in more than usual because my bobhuti have been playing less music. I did not get much of anything else … Continue reading

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