To Zambia as a Peace Corps Volunteer

VirginiaJoining Peace Corps has been a dream of mine since I was 15 years old. I raised my family and at the age of 45 I got on a plane to Zambia to serve in a remote village with the Kaonde people.
The purpose of my blog is to share my Peace Corps experience as well as information on my host country and its people. I write about challenges, insights, and happenings around the village. My blog includes film clips, photos, and short essays.


Latest posts on http://www.journeyinthethirdworld.blogspot.com/:

  • Overview of my past two years in Peace Corps (video)...
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         This video I made is an overview of my Peace Corps service in Zambia. Since I've been home I have people say I've made a difference in so many people's lives. The way how I feel is there was more I wish I had done. ...
  • Meet Phil; my cab driver...
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         Erick Donaldson's 'Cherry Oh Baby' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT4iJ2jZv7M was blasting on the stereo when I got in the car. I turned the volume down, ask Phil how he is doing and to drop me at Peace Corps house.      Cherry O Baby continues playing on repeat until we reached my destination....
  • Teaching Boyd...Reading Glasses Distribution...Animal Husbandry Workshop...
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     Teaching Boyd     I had been approached by a child's mother a couple months back asking if I can tutor her son, Boyd. I readily agreed knowing how well-mannered and willing to learn her son is.           I meet with Boyd after school at my hut everyday. Just...
  • Update on Harrison...
         Harrison is still in the process of locating a chainsaw to purchase. It is difficult because there aren't chainsaw stores nearby. The nearest on is in Kitwe which is four hours by bus. Neither of us have had the time or money to head out there. But, connections...
  • Preparing for end of service, polygamy, and my first village birth...
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         I'll have been in Zambia for two years tomorrow. Last month my intake celebrated the end of our service at the Close of Service conference which was held at Lake Kariba Inn in Southern Province. We had discussions on how to prepare for going back to the States....
  • Curious what I listen to in Zambia?...
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         I still love classic rock from home, but rarely listen to it here in Zambia. I now have new music to add to my repertoire. This music will follow me back to the States as it will remind me of the times spent here when dancing at night...