While the presidential election continues to dominate the news cycle and the republican and democratic conventions are coming up I know many people are already tired of the race. So I thought I would give you all a break by sharing one of my favorite parts of Malagasy politics: the clothing. Since most people in … More Creative Advertising
One of the main parts of training for any Peace Corps Volunteer is language. For Madagascar that mean starting out with learning Malagasy official and then possibly switching to one of the dialects. For me this meant switching from Malagasy official to one dialect to another and having neither of them exactly right because my … More The Many M’s of Malagasy
If you are not familiar with The West Wing this title will make little sense to you. I will let you know now that this story has no crackpots in it. Madagascar is poor and doesn’t have the time and money for your fancy drugs. This is a story about the amazing moms who have … More Crackpots and these Women
Swearing in feels a little bit like high school graduation. Looking back it feels like we arrived in country both yesterday and a lifetime ago. We’ve spent the last 11 weeks training, preparing, and learning. During pre service training the days sometimes seemed to drag on forever with countless language classes, admin, and medical sessions. We finished … More It’s Official!