Category Archives: Guyana

Getting Mugged

Travel isn’t always a cakewalk. When you move around a lot, when you hopscotch from one country to another and spend weeks or months at a time living in unfamiliar places, people start to offer you suggestions, warnings. They automatically … Continue reading

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Uniquely Guyana

It’s Saturday night in Plaisance. For the first time in months, I have an extensive amount of time to myself. I have the ability to sleep when I want. I have personal time. I have freedom. It feels foreign, but … Continue reading

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Sometimes Seeds Grow

Back in my latter days of teaching at Bosco Academy in 2015, I took on the questionable task of attempting to teach one of the second graders as much of the sign language that I could remember from my time in … Continue reading

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Guyana, Just a Subway Ride Away

Rediscovering Guyana in New York City.

Looking back on a year well lived.
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100 Days Out: 7 Things I’m Still Grateful For

My feet left Guyana just over 100 days ago. This milestone has gotten me thinking about what has changed in my life since my return to the United States. Has Guyana had any lasting impact on me, anything that has … Continue reading

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SPF 70: Guyana in Review

Over my final weeks at the orphanage, I witnessed the lighter skinned boys being favored in every aspect of their lives. The staff members were easier on them. They were the first kids that short-term volunteers from America gravitated to, … Continue reading

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Featured

For better or worse, a blog entry I wrote over a year ago has been featured on Catholic Volunteer Network. Three things come to mind here: First, I am not Catholic, but have a healthy amount of respect for much … Continue reading

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