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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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Return on Investment

Return on Investment, or RoI, is one of those financial statistics that stock brokers throw around. I never really understood it, or at least, I never really invested the time to understand it. However, since working as a Volunteer, I’ve … 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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Blog Corps

I recommend that you go check out my site-mate, Isabel’s, blog: Chabelita in Nicaragua The password is PeaceCorps911. I like Isabel’s writing. She is also the nearest living American to me, in the world! She lives right down the block. … 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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