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Thing #21

My counterpart at the S&CD Office, Kefilwe. Each and every Peace Corps Volunteer is assigned to a worksite within their village and given a specific person with whom they are supposed to collaborate as a colleague. That person is known as your counterpart. Some of these relationships are star-crossed from the start. Maybe the counterpart isn’t motivated or interested. Maybe the volunteer ..read more

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Thing #16

Atang. Tankiso. Larona. You probably think of them as the kids that show up in our pictures. Or our neighbors. Or maybe you’ve said hello to them on Skype or FaceTime. But they are more than that to us. They are our friends. Our surrogate family. The ones we miss when they are away. And the ones we wish would leave ..read more

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Thing #13

 

Morning yoga. Kellie and I started doing yoga in the mornings (and a lot of evenings, too) in 2012 at Amrita in Fishtown. It was our home away from home for 2 and half years. At times, we were there so much we felt slightly conspicuous and a little ashamed of ourselves. But what can we say, we were in love.

Once ..read more

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Thing #9

Way too tall cactus. Old west cartoon cactus. Look at this one directly across the street from our house. Look how small Kellie is in comparison! Like a little baby peanut!

We cut hunks off it to try to recreate it in our yard. See? It’s, like, most of the way there already. See?

As Canadian/Floridian/North Carolinian/Philadelphian, general, East Coasters, we never imagined ..read more

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Thing #8

Monkeys being monkeys. That’s right. My whole life I’ve coveted monkeys. Wanted one as a pet. Hiked miles into Japanese cedar forests to see them. Let them get in my boat in Nicaragua. But now I see them for what they are: filthy, filthy creatures. But I still love them anyway. Look at this one sitting on the back of a ..read more

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