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Macizo Peñas Blancas

After an overnight respite in Matagalpa last Saturday, Aaron and I headed further north to Macizo Peñas Blancas. Macizo means massif in Spanish. Peñas Blancas roughly translates to White Cliffs. I believe the national park is aptly named: The ridge of cliffs … Continue reading

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Frustration Rant

Having just published a post I ended by writing, “I could go on and keep talking about the minutiae of the school system here, but I see myself drifting into a frustration rant, so I think I will leave it … Continue reading

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When North is to the South in Hungary

Before I jump into the story I want you to imagine a dark, dilapidated train station deep behind the Iron Curtain in the 70’s. You’re going to need this mental image later in the story. In May/June 2012 I took … Continue reading

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National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition

Last Wednesday through Friday was the National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition, which is the culmination of a year of work for Small Business Development Volunteers, teachers, and students all around Nicaragua. I didn’t have a team competing. My students had … Continue reading

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Stopover in Honolulu

Incidents of Travel Past is still going strong. This time, I get “Lost” on a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. Yes, Sydney to LAX. In late 2012 I went to Australia for the first time. I spent New Years … Continue reading

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Escape from Cobán

This post is part 4 in a series of posts I am calling Incidents of Travel Past. This post takes us to Cobán in the country of Guatemala in August 2011. May 2011 saw me graduate from college, and afterwards I worked … Continue reading

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Day is Done

Seven weeks ago I congratulated Camp Shohola and my friends and the staff there on the opening of summer number 72. And today I want to congratulate them once again on successfully closing the summer. I’ve only heard from a … Continue reading

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Happy 72nd Camp Shohola!

On this blog I often mention “camp” or “Shohola.” Both of these refer to the sleep-away camp that I attended and worked at for 12 years, Camp Shohola. I love the place and the people very much, and I wish … Continue reading

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The “Pussification” of the Peace Corps

One of the first books that I read back in September after being invited to serve in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua was a book called, The Gringo: A Memoir. It tells the story of a recent Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador … Continue reading

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Why I Decided to Join the Peace Corps, Reconsidered

Today when we met with our youth group to finish the jelly for the big sale tomorrow one of the kids in the youth group, a 14 year old by the name of James, spent the entire time making fun … Continue reading

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