Category Archives: Pre-Service

I Went to Jail

You may have noticed that I have not posted in two weeks or so…

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Blood of Brothers

When you are invited to serve in Peace Corps Nicaragua you get an electronic welcome packet. And somewhere in that welcome packet there is a recommendation to read Blood of Brothers by Stephen Kinzer, a tome on contemporary Nicaraguan history. I … Continue reading

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Quite a Year

I applied to the Peace Corps back in the late summer of 2012. Getting from then to Nicaragua in March 2014 is a case-study in bureaucratic incompetence that I won’t get into right now. But things got interesting one year ago … Continue reading

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My Writings on Economics

Some people have been asking me about my writings on economics. Nearly everything that is public is on my friend’s blog Spolitomics. It has articles on sports, politics, and economics. I am going to post some links here to some … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones

In December, as I was exiting EY and preparing for three months of traveling followed by 27 months in the Peace Corps, I downloaded to my tablet a bunch of tv shows, including Game of Thrones (GoT). I had never … Continue reading

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Ready to Go

This was actually easier than I thought it would be

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The Red Centre

The “Red Centre” is the last post I’ve been meaning to write about my trip to Australia. The Red Centre (we would spell it Red Center) is the name that Aussies have given the center of the Outback which has … Continue reading

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