Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Tag: government

How Peace Corps Caused Me to Owe Taxes

See that title? That was trying to draw people in by crying wolf. It worked, I hope. But really, Peace Corps is the reason I  owe taxes of about $4,500 right now, sorta. It’s a mix of a few things and none of it really can be resolved other than by me cutting a check. […]

An Open Letter to Ukraine

An open letter to the Ukrainian People, I’m proud of you. From the beginning, I’ve been watching you. I’ve kept my eyes on the news and I’ve gobbled up every piece of information I can find. Some days, I would even read the same story multiple times, but from different sources hoping I could find […]

Restricted Access

Yesterday, Jeramie and I had a visit from the Peace Corps Security Officer, Sergey. Word on the street is that he’s a former KGB agent turned UN Police officer turned Peace Corps Security Officer. The guy’s kind of bad-ass and if you meet him in person, it’s not uncommon to be a little scared. He wasn’t visiting, […]