Author Archives: Tish

The Magic T-Shirts

At the very first meeting I had with the teen leaders for Mochudi Teen Club in 2011, they asked about getting T-shirts.  They wanted to design shirts and have them made.  I acknowledged it was a nice idea, secretly blew … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of My Biggest Peace Corps Project…

…The Teen-Caregiver Communication Workshop In March of  2012 we had our monthly Teen Club meeting.  The Teen Club is for HIV positive youth ages 12-19, almost all of whom were born with HIV, before much was known about the virus, … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Sight

Yesterday, Maggie, one of our social workers, called to me, ”Do you want to be part of something special?”  “Sure”, I replied.  Who would turn down an offer like that?  She waved me over and I followed Maggie, Mosa (another … Continue reading

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Last Stop – Mozambique

Continuing from part 2 of the series of posts about traveling with Betsy and Mike… To satisfy the anxious, anal participants in our group, we left for the Kasane airport early, about 12:30 pm to catch a 2:40 pm flight.  … Continue reading

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Chobe – Part 2 of travels with Betsy and Mike

Continuing from where we left off in the last blog post… We headed back to the Zimbabwe-Botswana border from Vic Falls early the next morning.  We were met by a guide from Kalahari Tours and transported to their base in … Continue reading

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Betsy and Mike – Welcome home – Welcome to Africa

Since Marion wrote about David and Maria’s visit, he asked me to write the blog post about our travels with Betsy and Mike.  So here goes.  I won’t just be writing about the places we went and the things we … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Fourth of July

The fourth of July came and went.  For me it was just another day in Botswana.   It was on a Wednesday.  There was no Peachtree Road Race.  No red, white and blue.  No cook-outs with burgers, baked beans and deviled … Continue reading

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Mind Games at the Halfway Mark

Marion and I reached the one year mark in Botswana on April 3rd and will reach the one year mark as Peace Corps Volunteers in Mochudi on June 8th. Though pleased with this accomplishment,  I will be the first to … Continue reading

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