Monthly Archives: February 2015

GuyaNEWS: The February Guyanese Newsletter

GuyaNEWS: The February Guyanese Newsletter I’ve been slowly compiling things to write about for this newsletter over the course of the month. Finally, after much anticipation, my roommates and I were able to venture off to Kaiteur, the largest single … Continue reading

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This is Where I Leave You

I’m not going to stay in Guyana past July/August. There is no second year for me in this country. I realized this for certain, finally, this afternoon when it hit me all at once that there’s somewhere else in the … Continue reading

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I-A-M-A-B-O-Y

It’s two thirty on a Thursday. The other teachers are making their way out the door and the boys are either racing home to change out of their uniforms or refusing to leave their desks because they don’t want to … Continue reading

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Ode to a Bus Driver

The buses in Guyana are intimate. You climb on board, you greet the other passengers, you cram into a seat next to a few strangers and, because there’s nothing else you can do, you embrace the hip contact. The buses … Continue reading

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Retracing Encounters: The One That Changed My Life

1. Matthew One of the great loves of my life came into being the fall that I moved to Nome, Alaska to work at a non-profit radio station. Although I was the youngest member of our community, and he was … Continue reading

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Retracing Encounters: Changing the World One Outfit and Song at a Time

3. Schotty Location of Interaction: Niagara Falls, NY We were quite the dynamic duo in college. We operated a column together in the school newspaper for a short period of time and we supported each other through each ridiculous crush … Continue reading

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Retracing Encounters: Partners in Crime

5. Crystal Location of Interaction: East Saint Louis, IL Without a doubt, my love Ms. Crystal is one of my favorite people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She and her sister, Francine, are the cornerstone of the … Continue reading

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