8 April 2015

The week of exams has begun. I can check off the final written exam, which is nice. Next up a final readiness to serve exam. Then comes the final LPI – language proficiency interview – the one that’ll test your nerves. It’s a one-on-one conversation with the tester, they record the interview, and they ask …

Home stay House

  This has been my beautiful home since February! Also, side-note, check out some new poems in the top drop down menu.

5 April 2015

I’m sitting here looking out at the Indian Ocean with my computer. I just tried to post some blog entries, pics, and poems using this uncertain internet that I have access to at the moment, but it’s simply not working for me… I hope I can find some internet that supports the uploading of words …

6 March 2015

Hamjambo?! (How are you all?!) Habari za Marekani? (What’s the news of America? / What’s up in America?) Things here in Tanzania are safi sana (awesome, literal translation: very clean). Anyway, enough Kiswahili greetings, though here in Tanzania there are never enough greetings! We are now three weeks into training, though it feels like months …

13 Feb 2015

Greetings from Tanzania! I am here typing away about my first few days in country. It’s nice to be able to reflect and to share my experiences in a blog. I’ll type entries as the days and weeks pass, but I might not have frequent if any access to electricity or the internet in certain …

"When your gaze is so abstracted that you seem to see beyond field and forest, you are in fact staring at what stands closest to you; yourself." -Sjón, The Whispering Muse

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of that do the things no one can imagine.” -The Imitation Game

Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares, and the slavery of Home, man feels once more happy. The blood flows with the fast circulation …