Tag 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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Guyana, Just a Subway Ride Away

Rediscovering Guyana in New York City.

Looking back on a year well lived.
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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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Sweat: YOUR story

Looking back on the year, I feel like I’ve been in a constant state of complaining in reference to the heat and humidity in this country. I think it’s justified, but that doesn’t mean I don’t wish it didn’t get … Continue reading

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GuyaNEWS: The June Guyanese Newsletter

Here we are, my friends, at the end of month #10. Ten months down and one to go. As I write this, I have just over four weeks before my experience in Guyana concludes. As time has passed these last few … Continue reading

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Basketball

Yesterday afternoon I went to a basketball game that four of the boys from the orphanage were playing in. This was the first opportunity I’ve had to go watch them play, but it didn’t turn out to be quite the … Continue reading

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