Starting A New Chapter in My Life

After exactly 15 months in Lesotho, I decided after several months of reflection, to start a new chapter in my life. I'm returning to the U.S., and looking forward to seeing my sons more often, more

From Rice and Lentils to Salmon and Champagne

From rice and lentils to salmon and champagne, life is good in Paris. I left my rural village in Lesotho, last week, flew to Johannesburg with a stopover in Abu-Dhabi and finally Paris. It's amazing how more

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Last Minute Glitch in Completing My Peace Corps Project

The day before the completion date of my Lesotho school renovation project, I got a phone call from my counterpart at 7 a.m. “The contractor needs you to buy 115 meters of electrical wiring.” “Why didn’t more

My Opinion on How to Get Things Done in Lesotho

My opinion on how to get things done in Lesotho is based on treating people like I'd want them to treat me. In the case of my school renovation project, it looks like the work more

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Jealousy Over a Radio in My Village

  “I’ll take the radio back to the shop if it’s causing arguments,” I yelled. “I’ve had it with petty gossip and jealousy in this village. “This radio has caused nothing but problems, and all I more

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My Experience Working With A Contractor in My Village In Lesotho

I woke up at 4:20 a.m., excited and anxious about working on a construction project with a local contractor from my rural village in Lesotho, and his team of workers. I kept my fingers crossed more

Cultural Differences On How We Treat Dogs

    It’s tough for dog-loving people to understand why dogs are treated poorly in many parts of the world. In the comforts of our homes, we treat our pets like family. We buy them food and toys, more

Children in My Village in Lesotho

    I am amazed to see how very young children in my rural village in Lesotho, are left to entertain themselves without toys or adult supervision. As I sat on Mary’s porch, I watched these, one more

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Please Help Me Raise $5,000 to Make My School Safe

I need your help to raise $5,000 to improve the safety and education of students at my rural school in Lesotho, Africa. CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO MY PROJECT IN LESOTHO (Scroll Down Until You Reach more

The Queen of Lesotho Works Out at My Gym

Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho I’ve never met the Queen of Lesotho, but I knew someone important had arrived at my gym when two black, official-looking cars pulled up at the back entrance to more

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