Monthly Archives: September 2014

“Sir, Can I Change the Calendar?”

I’ve lived in Guyana for over a month now. Sometime in the coming month, all of this will switch over from “this is starting to feel normal” to actually being normal. It’s strange to think about. I would have it … Continue reading

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“A Real Teacher Hits Their Students”

At least, this is what one of my fifth graders told me this morning. I paused at the blackboard in response to this and did my best to address the issue at hand. I fished a few more questions out … Continue reading

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“Sir, They Want Blood”

While the world is distracted with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Guyana is dealing with it’s own outbreak –Chikungunya. This virus is sweeping through many parts of the Caribbean and South America, and Guyana is no exception. In the … Continue reading

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Poem: Weave

Weave. It’s what they say to do. In Guyana, we weave. Weave between the buildings, between the social constructs, between the crowds. We weave, between the gutters or the ditches, between the sidewalks or the side of the road, between … Continue reading

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“Now is a Time to Notice”

Today, the whole orphanage went on a field trip to a park next to a river about an hour outside of Georgetown. It was my first time leaving the city and surrounding communities since I landed in Guyana over a … Continue reading

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GuyaNEWS – The Guyanese September Newsletter

GuyaNEWS – September 2014 Greetings Friends, Ever since applying to work internationally last year, it was always my intention to stay in touch with everyone back home in the United States. Now that I’ve been living abroad for nearly a … Continue reading

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“Hey guys, we’ve got our first tarantula!” -Matt

Originally posted on Annie Goes to Guyana:
Last night we saw our first tarantula…it was in our house. It was larger than the palm of my hand and had gross, hairy legs and scared us all as much as a…

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