Category Archives: South America

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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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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A Year With Love

Spend a year with a word.  Is this a thing that people do? Was it a fad a while back that I completely missed out on? It sounded familiar to me as a woman spit the suggestion out in my … Continue reading

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A Final Thought: The 3 D’s

A year and a half ago, I didn’t know that the country of Guyana existed. After doing some fierce google-ing however, it quickly became my dream to volunteer here for one year and to work and interact with the residents … Continue reading

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