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Oh Zambia!

a post from exactly 10 years ago today!

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an indian afternoon!

i wrote and published this post on 11 june 2007, 13 years ago!

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Black Water Fever: My good story to tell

enjoy reading all about my ‘good story to tell!’

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a letter: 2 april 2009

i wrote so many letters while i was in peace corps i think i single handedly kept the mail service in business!

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a letter: 2 april 2009

while i was in peace corps, i journaled a lot. but i also wrote a TON of letters. and my mom and dad (and a few friends) kept these and gave them to me when i came back to the us. i haven’t read or gone through them until now! enjoy this letter from me […]

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a journal entry: 16 & 17 oct 2008

This is just a ‘regular’ day in the village. I’m going to write longer blog posts about a few things that I’ve mentioned in this journal entry. But until then, enjoy a little picture of village life! 16 and 17 Oct 2008 So back from vacation. Amazing. Got a new tattoo! It’s perfect. My welcome […]

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a journal entry: 24 sept 2008

It took a few months to really settle into my mud hut and make it a home. In Zambia, most people have their house and chikuta, the kitchen, separately. I had a house, a chikuta (about 20 yards from my house), a pit latrine and a shower area (about 5 yards from my house). When […]

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6 weeks to go!!!

I am the proud owner of a plane ticket to Kenya! Owning a plane ticket is my favorite thing. Some people own a house, get married or have a kid. I buy plane tickets. They are pure happiness for me. I don’t like sticking around the same place for very long, especially if snow is […]

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A Windy Distraction

I hadn’t done much except stare at my computer today when I realized I needed a distraction. So instead of watering the garden, I decided to go for a walk. South Dakota winter is right around the corner (I can feel it in my waters) and that usually brings well below zero windchills and feet […]

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#plasticfreelife, with 42 plastic bags

Let’s make reusing fun! I really enjoy crocheting and creating with my hands. So when my aunt cleared out her apartment last fall, she found herself with an entire garbage bag FULL of plastic bags. She could have just recycled them, but instead asked if I wanted them. Enthusiastically, I said YES! Why? Because with […]

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