Category Archives: Service – Year 1

Posts made during the first year of service

United Ladies

Much of my Peace Corps service here in Botswana has been focused on IT education and service. One thing I do here is to help organizations manage their computers.  Soon I will be helping Stepping Stones International (where Tish works) with … Continue reading

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Join the Peace Corps and Fall in Love

Botswana is not a particularly romantic place.  Paris it is not.  The place is mostly desert — rocky and sandy.  There are no beautiful parks in which to walk hand in hand.  Instead of lush flowers, there is an abundance … 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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Halfway There

We arrived in Botswana in April 2011.  The first two months were spent in pre-service training, after which we came to Mochudi where we will serve for 24 months.  When it is all over, we will have been in Botswana … Continue reading

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Peace Corps Online Game

The official website of the Peace Corps has a section for education and contains a game meant for kids.  It is for fun, and also a resource for teachers.  I have a feeling adults might like it too. It is … Continue reading

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Clothes in Botswana

One of the things I love about Botswana is the way people dress.  I‘d like to say there are no rules here.  You can wear whatever you like.  Actually, there are rules, it’s just you only have to follow them if … Continue reading

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Cycling in Botswana

Back in the states one of my hobbies was cycling.  I did it for fun, exercise and competition.  Always an avid runner, I started cycling when I had an injury that prevented me from running; and I quickly found that … Continue reading

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Our Trip to Cape Town

Recently Tish and I made our first major trip since being in Africa.  We visited Cape Town, South Africa. When you are in the Peace Corps you live on a small monthly stipend.   The Peace Corps gives you enough … Continue reading

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