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 to serve, but somehow, it feels like forever. As some of you may have read,my first application was rejected, and then on Continue Reading
Archives for July 2015
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 utensil for mixing. Papa, seems to be the main starch eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's bland, so you can add milk for breakfast or vegetables for Continue Reading
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 upset or frustrated, is to treat dating as a research project rather than an act of desperation. Why do women never seem to give up on the "Cinderella" dream, even when Continue Reading
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 work with people who have far less than me. Here's why: "While levels of material prosperity are on the rise, so are levels of depression. Even Continue Reading
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 and thoughtful comments, the way I used to a few years ago. I know I'm not alone here; other bloggers have expressed the same. Things are changing in the Continue Reading