Author Archives: Marion

Six More Months

Actually we will be returning to the USA in less than six months, about five and one-half to be exact, but who’s counting?  I am!  If you are interested, you can see the exact number of months and days by looking in … Continue reading

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Writing and Riding – A Month for Personal Goals

November turned out to be a very busy and productive month for me personally.  I accomplished two big personal goals that I had set for myself. Goal #1:   Write a Novel   An idea for a book had been percolating … Continue reading

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Beauty

There are times when I get frustrated here in Botswana.  I am supposed to be “building capacity” and doing sustainable projects.  There is that old saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him … Continue reading

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Break-in Attempt

Lately there has been a rash of scary incidents… including one of our own. A German volunteer who works with Tish at Stepping Stones was mugged in Johannesburg. He was approached from behind by someone who threw their arm around … Continue reading

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Vacation with David and Maria – Vic Falls and Namibia

Continuing from the last blog entry, “Vacation with David and Maria – On Safari“, we pick up where we left off… Leaving the animals of our safari behind, we drove to Kasane where we dropped off Bonne and Dandy.  Then … Continue reading

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Vacation with David and Maria – On Safari

My son and his wife came to visit us.  This is the most important thing to know… just that they were here with us again.  I could hear my son’s voice, pat him on the back and look into his … Continue reading

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7,813 Visitors Can’t be Wrong

The Peace Corps’ mission has three simple goals: Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. Helping promote a … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS Successes and Challenges

Recently NPR aired a few shows telling about successes Botswana has enjoyed in its fight against HIV/AIDS.  A friend recently heard one of those show titled “Stunning Achievement Against Aids”, and asked me my opinion on it, as someone “on … Continue reading

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