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Useful Acronyms

PC Peace Corps
ICT Information & Communications Technology
PCT Peace Corps Trainee (pre-swearing-in)
PCV Peace Corps Volunteer (post-swearing-in)
PST Pre-Service Training
CBT Community-Based Training

Archive for September, 2009


This afternoon Mama Ismael told me that I was coming with her to visit a bereaved friend in the evening; having nothing better to do, I agreed. She came by to pick me up a short while before it got dark and we walked over. After saying “pole” (sorry) a lot when we arrived, the […]


The ocean is Dutch Blue. I painted it today. Inspired by the previous resident of Linda’s house, and the fact that my cats are slowly shredding all the paper maps I have, I’m painting a world map on my living-room wall. I took down the small map I’d had up, overlaid a grid (10 squares […]

Sina maneno

Things here proceed as usual. September 17 was our one-year anniversary in country. Looking back, if I look at the experience overall it seems like much less time, but if I review events in my head I realize that rather a lot has fit into that year. Also, there are a few more pictures up […]