A Kaleidoscope

I live in a country that is predominately Muslim. 98% of the population follows Islam. I do not. I am an American. A Peace Corps Volunteer that set out to teach English in the rural mountainside and ended up learning a cache of lessons instead. Before I left the States, people made it a point…

Karibu

Welcome. In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary it is defined as a way to greet hospitably and with courtesy or cordiality or to accept with pleasure the occurrence or presence of. Itโ€™s a word I thought I knew the meaning of until I took a 30-hour trip around the world to a speck floating along the Indian…

The Power of Language

Language is unifying. Whether you believe it or not, language is what allows us to connect and build bonds with people sprinkled through the world. Be it English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin or anything else in between knowing more then one language allows us to broaden our social circle and spread influence. Having been put…

A Whole New World

Itโ€™s been a little bit over a month, a month since I took a 30-hour trip across the world to live on a speck on a map. Joining the Peace Corps was always high on my bucket list. It was an idea I flirted with for a while until finally senior year of college, I…