The 9th of May

Peace Corps

Yesterday was Victory Day here in Ukraine. For a while, I thought it meant it was the day WWII ended (or as they say here, the Great Patriotic War) but a student explained it as something slightly different recently and now I’m confused. The Great Patriotic War was explained as a portion of the war […]

May 10, 2012

Why I Choose to Leave Facebook


I joined on August 18th, 2006. I became friends with two of my closest friends within the month following. On June 20th, 2008 I entered into a relationship with Emily Meier. That relationship ended a little over four months later on November 5, 2008. I have documented photos of me singing, dancing and partaking in […]

October 23, 2011

One week goodbyes

Peace Corps

I’ve been spending the past week saying goodbye. Goodbye Mary. Goodbye Jane. Will we ever meet again? Yes, we will. I think that’s why it hasn’t really bothered me too much saying goodbye to people. I know I’ll be back and I know when that will be. When people find out how long I’ll be […]

September 9, 2010