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Close To Finish Line

My service draws to a close. Many volunteers would be reflecting in their closing up blog posts, I am currently just procrastinating against the mountainou...

2013-11-18 08:40:00

What I Miss

Damn it has been a while. Things just seem to get extra busy around the holidays and they haven't quieted down. I did a lot of house sitting over the schoo...

2013-02-26 00:15:00

A Failed Intervention

A little over 18 months ago I was brought to a room and sat down around numerous friends and family. I thought, 'oh great... who died?' and I looked arou...

2012-12-13 06:30:00

Holy One Year Batman!

Written in Mid October This is painfully late. There are some good reasons for this, I mean accurate reasons, I wouldn't necessarily call them good. At any...

2012-12-07 00:04:00

Skin Infections are Fun!

What could possibly be going on in this image other than a showcasing a varied amount of greenery growing just outside my house? If you look on the roof, just ever so...

2012-09-05 14:43:33

Boxes Are Awesome

I'm with the cat, boxes are terrific, especially ones from America. Packed with goodies, boxes seem to arrive about once every six weeks from a variety of beautiful people....

2012-08-17 00:00:00

Even More Projects!

Right now I am working with the local IT organization in Vila to make a simple, yet a drastic change to our network. Our current...

2012-05-01 07:36:55

The Aveloz

The third definition of requiem will do here, of my eyesight. It was not long ago that I underwent PRK laser eye surgery. The su...

2012-04-24 06:12:28

Aelen Kakae, well, sort-of

It has been a while since I have written about food, and after just having the first Manioc Laplap of the season, I think it tim...

2012-04-03 07:30:53

Keeping Busy with Projects!

Life at my school can be as fast paced, or as slow as I want it to be. It is a hallmark of the Peace Corps that you make your ow...

2012-03-27 06:59:36

My Site in Tech

Out of the five IT volunteers in group 24, and out of the 10 IT volunteers who currently reside in Vanuatu, I am tied for the mo...

2012-03-20 06:46:38

Whoa I Got Busy

School has started! Actually it began about 4 weeks ago for me. While there are some volunteers still waiting for their students...

2012-03-13 07:07:34

Kava!

In my Christmas mailer, I informed quite a few people what kava was like, but I figured I would, with photos this time, record i...

2012-02-21 05:21:43

The Great Firewall of Vanuatu

I'm not often political... (friends of mine would say this is a bald face lie) but in the area of this website I have yet to men...

2012-02-07 08:01:18

Vanuatu's First Rickroll!

During our training the new IT recruits were given a chance to teach at a local theater and after hours youth school/hang out. C...

2012-01-31 08:00:00

Sweet Fresh Water Pool!

Called Saratop, I recently made a visit. Partly to hang out with some of my neighbors, and partly because promised was a "freezi...

2012-01-01 21:42:25

Good Bye Internet

Not the most terribly original title I know, but it is true. I am leaving Vila and leaving the internet hopefully within the nex...

2011-12-11 19:22:21

Site Announcements!

Both bitter and sweet, our training group leaves Tanoliu and Mangaliliu for Port Vila bakegen. We are staying for exactly one we...

2011-12-05 03:56:08

My Tanoliu Digs

As our time at the training site is drawing towards a close, I am going to show you where I have been living all this time. Belo...

2011-12-02 06:00:34

In The Karden

So Gs and Ks are often switched here, rather, most Gs are just replaced with Ks. Garden becomes Karden, and watch as the bush be...

2011-11-30 13:01:08

Animals In Vanuatu

Hello from the training village in Tanoliu. In the Peace Corps, we are taught to both keep our self identity, but to also expend...

2011-11-11 16:08:04

Efate's Computer Labs

I wanted to show some photos of the different computer labs I have visited around Efate (the island we are currently staying on)...

2011-11-06 15:59:22

The Training Village

At the time of writing this, I have been in Tanoliu for about two weeks, and it has been a crazy set of ups and downs. My sense ...

2011-11-02 15:58:39

Second Post from Vanuatu!

Hello! I know I said it would be like six weeks before I would be able to update, but being an IT volunteer comes with certain p...

2011-10-29 21:17:10

Halo blong Vanuatu

For all of those I said it was pronounced Van-a-tu, I lied. For this, Tim-a-tu is my new nickname.It has either three or four sy...

2011-10-11 21:35:03

My Test Pack

With less than a week until my departure, I haven't the slightest what to leave behind. Assembling a fully packed bag for two ye...

2011-09-30 10:22:16

The Best Laid Plans

A bundle of nerves would be an accurate description of my current psyche. A week ago I turned in my three week notice and that i...

2011-08-26 14:14:26

Adventure Is Out There!

I look at the form, my cursor hovers above send. "I am accepting my Peace Corps Invitation to Vanuatu" the words seem to float i...

2011-06-17 09:01:32