Posts tagged "Peace Corps"
My first RPCV event

My first RPCV event

Look at me all awk­ward­ly pro­fes­sion­al on my first out­ing for an “offi­cial” RPCV event (I’m the one in yel­low). The awk­ward­ness is only in the pic­ture though. I had a fan­tas­tic “Take an RPCV to Work Day” today. On Tues­day I received an email from the Office of Third Goal and Returned Vol­un­teer Ser­vices, or “RVS INFO” as...
What moving back looks like

What moving back looks like

3 weeks out and I can final­ly edit the pack­ing pic­tures with­out the pan­icky feel­ing com­ing back. Every­thing fit and made it back. I would say with no prob­lems, but pack­ing day was stress­ful enough that it was a prob­lem at the time. I made it down to Mex­i­co for Peace Corps ser­vice with 2 huge checked bags, 1 large car­ry-on...
200 Soccer Balls

200 Soccer Balls

We take a break from our reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled TB updates to dis­cuss some actu­al work. This video is a thank you to a group of donors from the States and all the Peace Corps Vol­un­teers that helped in a sim­ple, fun project that I orga­nized in Mex­i­co over the course of 2012 basi­cal­ly. We received a dona­tion of 200 soc­cer balls,...
TB chronicles - Chest X-Ray, 2 Views

TB chronicles — Chest X-Ray, 2 Views

I have my appoint­ment with the health depart­ment to dis­cuss and pre­sum­ably start treat­ment for latent TB lat­er this week. Mean­while, I picked up the blood test report, and the nifty CD with my dig­i­tal chest x-ray on it.  I also had a nice con­ver­sa­tion with a Peace Corps Nurse, and for­mer PCMO, in the Office of Med­ical Ser­vices...
TB testing - round 2

TB testing — round 2

At this point I have my FUTB shirt in-hand, and I have earned it. I spent a morn­ing last week run­ning around from the doc­tor to var­i­ous labs to have blood tak­en for the Quan­tiF­ER­ON (Gold!) blood test and a chest x-ray. It was all pret­ty easy except the first lab I went to didn’t do the blood test, and the...
Camp Mariposas - the weekend finale

Camp Mariposas — the weekend finale

It’s time to wrap up the camp posts. I have to keep check­ing the cal­en­dar to con­vince myself that it has only been one week (tomor­row) since the end of the camp. What a week it has been. I’m so con­fused by what day it is and what is going on. So, the final week­end of the camp,...
Camp Mariposas - Day 5

Camp Mariposas — Day 5

I real­ly need to fin­ish post­ing about the camp, because it gets hard­er and hard­er to recall the details as the days go by. I guess that is because so much as been hap­pen­ing over the last week. Like fin­ish­ing ser­vice and mov­ing back to the US yes­ter­day. Oh, but enough about that. Back to the...
Camp Mariposas - Day 4

Camp Mariposas — Day 4

Health Day was a lot of fun, exclud­ing the impor­tant the pre­sen­ta­tion about sex­u­al health and con­tra­cep­tion. It was inter­est­ing, and I was very hap­py that the girls were ask­ing a lot of ques­tions, but I’m not sure that fun is the right word. Taek­won­do class was a blast though. A teacher from a local school came with 4 of her stu­dents....
Camp Mariposas - the Graduation

Camp Mariposas — the Graduation

The only group pic­ture known to exist with your tru­ly includ­ed. Ah, the per­ils of being the des­ig­nat­ed pho­tog­ra­ph­er, a posi­tion that I love, but I did have to round up the whole group at the end of the pic­ture-tak­ing ses­sion because I didn’t have a sin­gle group pic­ture with myself includ­ed. I am so proud to have been a part of...
Camp Mariposas - Day 3

Camp Mariposas — Day 3

Well, as expect­ed, I’m falling far­ther and far­ther behind in my efforts to edit and upload pho­tos each day. The days are get­ting longer as we slow­ly pull out of win­ter and as each day’s activ­i­ties and the evening dra­ma of the camp extends into my sleep time. I’m actu­al­ly tak­ing the week­end off to...
Camp Mariposas - Day 2

Camp Mariposas — Day 2

The girl’s made it through the first night with­out inci­dent or injury in their dor­mi­to­ries. We owe the chap­er­ones stay­ing with the girls big time. Day 2 was packed full, start­ing with yoga at 8:00am and then with pre­sen­ta­tions about self-esteem, crit­i­cal think­ing, and body image. All the camp par­tic­i­pants took a fair­ly inten­sive ver­sion of the...
Camp Mariposas - Day 1

Camp Mariposas — Day 1

I’m going to repeat some Face­book infor­ma­tion here because not every­one uses, or needs to use, that par­tic­u­lar site (or be con­nect­ed to me on that site). How­ev­er, I can give more back­ground and infor­ma­tion here. For this whole week, I’m help­ing at a friend’s lead­er­ship and empow­er­ment camp for young women here in Mex­i­co. The full...