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Useful Acronyms

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PCT Peace Corps Trainee (pre-swearing-in)
PCV Peace Corps Volunteer (post-swearing-in)
PST Pre-Service Training
CBT Community-Based Training

Archive for October, 2009

Maji yanatoka!

Walking back to my house this evening, I noticed a kid at the tap in the back, filling a bucket with water. As a rule this would be par for the course here, but today it made me unutterably happy: the water had been out for more than a week, and on the walk home […]


Tickets have been purchased for my visit home this winter. I’ll be coming in to DC the evening of December 15 and leaving the evening of January 8. I’ll be in DC for much of that time, hopefully spending the days around New Year’s in Philly, and a weekend sometime in Delaware.

Kiswahili changu

A quick primer on Swahili I’m likely to use without realizing it: Lakini—but or though. More like though, since it’s usually tacked onto the end of a sentence. Pole–Accurately described by a friend as “like sorry, but better.” An expression of sympathy, for anything from dropping an orange or tripping to the death of a […]