What it’s all about

May 16, 2011

Peace Corps helped me to come across an incredible article about Lesotho today.  No matter what challenges we face, the spirit of what we do is the same.  It’s easy to forget about the successes when you feel swamped with troubles, but the truth is, every volunteer has an impact. We tend to forget about […]

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A Lot To Say

May 12, 2011

Whether you’re 21, 51, or 101,  Life is just too short. Norm Maguire was a lifetime friend of my Father’s.  Since the 4th grade, they’ve been virtually joined at the hip, and he’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  When my father moved to europe for business, Norm […]

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Password

April 12, 2011

Howdy guys! I’m Password protecting my next post Shoot me an e-mail if you want to read it!

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The Chicken and The Egg

April 12, 2011

I am locking this post for obvious reasons.  I’ve known since the moment I arrived at my school that my Principal was a corrupt person.  Over time I started realizing the extent of it more and more.  Recently, some of my teachers were not being paid because ‘The school funds are not there….remember we are […]

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Ryan’s Rock

March 2, 2011

I’ve mentioned before that Africa gives one time…time to contemplate, time to zone out, time to be more or less useless.  Needless to say it’s been pretty good to me!  I’ve been here over a year now, and there’s one place in particular i’ve spent more time than anywhere else in Lesotho…a very special place […]

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A Day

February 16, 2011

BBC Africa wakes me up in the mornings these days. The shortwave signal is clear at my site this time of year and the news has finally moved on from the Egypt revolts. I won’t dare pretend that the Egypt story isn’t a great, interesting, and time-worthy story, but waking up at 6:00am to the […]

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Jaaaannuarrry!

January 19, 2011

Howdy guys! It’s been a while, but i’m getting off my lazy bum and updating you all on what’s going on in Lesotho. It’s been a while so this’ll be a long post. VISITING AMERICA! I didn’t mention anything on the blog so we could surprise my mom, but my Dad helped to bring me […]

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An Essay on Jesus, Religion, and Stuff

January 19, 2011

“Not to take sides is to effectively weigh in on the side of the stronger” -William Sloane Coffin Jr. Preface: What honest, soul-searching individual has not at some point been frustrated by the concept of religion? Balancing our own personal moral perspectives with that of any institutionalized perspective is by its very nature a contradiction […]

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The Maputsoe Taxi Rank

November 29, 2010

Maputsoe is the most populous city in Lesotho that is not a camp-town(district capital).  As far as dirty little border towns go, it no doubt ranks quite high.  Congested, trash-ridden, smelly, and altogether unpleasant, it’s a town that makes a lot of volunteers, well….cringe.  Being an American in downtown Maputsoe means exposing yourself to countless […]

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One Year, And Some Tough News

November 14, 2010

November 11th marked my one year anniversary with Lesotho!  It’s been a crazy year, full of lots of ups and downs.  These last few months have been some of the toughest in my life, but the lessons I’m learning can never be forgotten. My dad gave me three phone calls this week, each of them […]

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