Hi, everyone! Wherever you are in the world, I hope you and yours are doing well, staying safe, and helping those around you. In these sad, discouraging, and frustrating times, I find it helpful to remember people who put others before themselves, and who recognize the advantages they enjoy because of their birth, ancestry, time, and place. To that end, you might appreciate this new documentary describing the history of the Peace Corps, available now for a virtual screening.
It’s always interesting to come across a travelogue like this one about Namibia, the place I’ve called home for nearly 3 years. While I don’t particularly like the commercial aspects of the embedded video, it’s still nice to share this beautiful land.
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As I enter my final month of Peace Corps service in Namibia, I was delighted to come across these wonderful aerial photographs by Leah Kennedy showing the abstract but very real beauty of this country. (Photo Credit: Leah Kennedy. All rights reserved).
I hope you enjoy it too!
One unanticipated advantage of living in a thinly-populated country is that all the people who are here seem to know each other – I have met untold numbers of people I wouldn’t think possible to meet in the US. For example, in a recent post about Namibia’s novel approach to wildlife conservation, I brought attention to pioneer Garth Owen-Smith. Well, let me tell you another Namibian small world story…
NPR just reported this sad news about elephant poaching in Botswana. I just returned from a week participating in a game count in Namibia, just over the river border from where this tragedy occurred. I will post more about my experience shortly, but want to share this information while it’s fresh.
Linda, another “seasoned” PCV from California in Group 45, recently posted this on her blog. It helps explain why the Peace Corps is here in Namibia, a country with a lot going for it but still needing help.
As I continue to lag behind in my own posts, I thought I’d share PCV Krystal’s post on the topic of “fear of missing out” on events back home.
Oh my… as I approach the first anniversary of my arrival to Arandis, I have been SO busy! Too busy, in fact, to have time to share all my recent activities and adventures on this blog. I actually have 6 (count them, 6!) posts to share with you, in various stages of development… but priority naturally goes to living life over reporting on the life lived. I trust you’ll forgive me.
As I approach my halfway point, other PCVs are about to reach their Close of Service (COS) dates after 27 months in country. PCV Andy collected together on his blog a number of 6-word stories that describe the experience on the part of his fellow Group 41 PCVs. I think these are pretty cool!