We need to take action to protect our earth... NOW. In the United States, it is easy for us to ignore climate change because it isn’t so in your face; we’re busy with our daily lives—driving here, driving there—the issue of climate change hasn’t been a top priority. We drink our coffee in to go… Continue reading Take Action, Save Our Planet
My favorite thing about Maewo is hands- down (/obviously) the children. We’ve got five year olds who are completely independent; they can walk about, look for food, and cook it—all on their own… as five year olds… Expert bush whackers, professional tree climbers, and certified BAD-ASSES, these Ni- Vanuatu children on Maewo continue to blow… Continue reading My Little Warriors
Shit. I've only got 6 months left of my Peace Corps life in Vanuatu. How quickly the time passes when time doesn't exist. I'm partly excited to be moving on to the next adventure and partly devastated to be leaving my village, my family, and my home for the past two years. But times not… Continue reading Mandela’s Lady
I've always known I've wanted to join the Peace Corps having only the knowledge that I'd get to travel and help people-- not fully understanding what it encompassed. I didn't realize how close I'd get to the people I started my service with and the many friends I'd make along the way. Three crazy intense months of… Continue reading Bes Fren Blo Mi
I haven't been sick, I haven't gotten Malaria, and I haven't gotten Giardia. So why has a doctor visited me? Well, earlier this month my big brother, Oliver, graduated from NJMS and is now officially a doctor! He's just gone home to move his butt all the way from good-ol New Jersey to the sunny… Continue reading The Doctor Pays Me a Visit.
Above the leaves a parade of white clouds march slowly by, dissipating and shape shifting. I lay beneath the shadows of coconut fronds as the sun turns the crisp green leaves of a near shore tree into plates of glimmering emerald. The afternoon sun warms my skin as the cool ocean breeze keeps the salty air… Continue reading 6 Months In
I am awake. Eyes not yet open. My body is aware of the need to rip myself out of bed, but my mind is arguing with me to fight the urge. Eyes open, its still pitch black out. Have the roosters began their crowing? I listen... Nothing but darkness. I sigh and close my eyes, resisting… Continue reading Beginning Maewo Laef