I Got My Medical Clearance From the Peace Corps

  I GOT MY MEDICAL CLEARANCE FROM THE PEACE CORPS After numerous shots, blood tests, x-rays and doctor visits, I finally got my medical clearance from the Peace Corps. It's only been a year since I first applied...read more

Am I Going to Live on Papa in Lesotho?

I'm getting prepared for my 27 months in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, in southern Africa, and it looks like I'm going to live on Papa in Lesotho. Papa even has its own special wooden...read more

What’s It Like to Date In Your 50s

I've been dating, so I figured I'd share what it's like to date in your 50s, and don't worry, there's no naughty stuff here. The best way to date in your 50s, and to not get...read more

Category: motivational, People  |  

Less Stuff = Freedom + Happiness

I'm a "happy" person so why did I buy a book called, Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, by  Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D? Because it explains why I want to go back to Africa, and...read more

Who Has Time to Read Long Blog Posts These Days?

Who has time to read long blog posts these days, let alone take the time to comment? I wish I did, but I don't. I only have time to read a few blog posts a week. Forget crafting detailed...read more

Category: People, Writing & Work  |  

Ian Mathie: A Life of Adventure, Danger and Excitement in Africa

Ian Mathie, one of my favorite memoir authors, has packed more adventure, danger and excitement during his thirty years in Africa, than anyone living a 'normal' life at home. I spent a weekend with Ian and his wife, Gay,...read more

Category: People, Travel & Adventure  |  

Volunteer Teaching in Thailand With Bamboo-Project

I need experience teaching before serving with the Peace Corps in Lesotho, South Africa this year, and what better way than volunteer teaching in Thailand with Bamboo Project. Since I love tropical islands, I figured why not pick a...read more

Category: Travel & Adventure, volunteering  |  

EatWith.com: Enjoy a Home-Cooked Meal Anywhere in the World

  If you want to experience a home-cooked meal, anywhere in the world, then you're in for a treat with eatwith.com. It all started with Yvonne, my new friend from volunteering at Vaughan Town in Spain. She invited me...read more

Category: People, Travel & Adventure  |  

Volunteer In Exchange For Free Hotel and Meals

Do you like meeting people from other countries? Would you like to volunteer in exchange for free hotel and meals? If so, Vaughan Town may be the ideal solution for you. There you get to help Spanish people improve their English...read more

Category: People, Travel & Adventure  |  

Have You Tried “Eat With”?

I'm in Spain volunteering with Vaughan Town, and met a lady from Israel who asked me, "Have you tried Eat With?" "No, what is that?" I asked. She told me that eatwith.com, is an Israeli startup website,...read more

Category: Travel & Adventure  |