Category Archives: Day to Day

Nha terra tambe

On many maps, you will not find Cape Verde.  Even by neighboring countries, it’s often forgotten – unsure if its identity lies with Africa, Europe, or somewhere in between. When I received my Peace Corps invitation, and opened it in … Continue reading

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Go with all your heart

I can’t believe it.  I don’t want to admit it to myself, or anyone else for that matter.  It makes me nauseous to think about it.  Here it goes…I only have three more months in Cape Verde.  Three months that I … Continue reading

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Planning to Not Plan

Recently I received a brand new agenda book, a Moleskine planner, from America.  I was ecstatic.  As I broke the plastic wrap, and cherished the smell and feel of something new, a pack of stickers fell out of the agenda … Continue reading

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Food for the Soul and Body

No matter where we are in the world, no matter how old or young we may be, our favorite foods bring a sense of comfort.  When I’m missing home, I like to make something that reminds me of America — … Continue reading

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Onions, anyone?

No more onions.  Currently, the island is out of onions.  No onions to be found.  Not a one.  Earlier in the year, it was cream.  And before that, it was canned tuna.  If the boat doesn’t arrive for some reason, … Continue reading

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Giving what costs

Mother Teresa.  She’s been my idol, my mentor, for as long as I can remember.  Every Christmas, I begged and pleaded for a pet pig.  Her name would be Mother Teresa.  I thought combining my favorite pig and favorite person … Continue reading

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H2O

A few days ago I had a breakdown, an old-fashioned tantrum complete with tears, yelling, and stomping around my apartment.  All because I needed water and there was none to be found.  I haven’t had water in my apartment for … Continue reading

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