Observations from the Ground

Three days ago, nearly 50 new Peace Corps trainees stepped off the plane into the cool Rwandan night. We were excited, anxious, confused, and more than a little exhausted, but looking forward to exploring our new home. We spent our first three days in the capital, Kigali, a red-roofed city built into a stretch of green rolling hills. Continue reading “Observations from the Ground”

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Max’s Playlist: So Long, Farewell

At the end of my posts, I’ve been putting one or two songs of what I’ve been listening to at that moment.  However, I think that sometimes, just listing one song will feel inadequate to encompass the general mood of the music that I’m listening to.  As such, I’ve decided to start a series called “Max’s Playlist” that will list out the songs I listen to pertaining to a certain mood or period of time. Continue reading “Max’s Playlist: So Long, Farewell”

Teach Me How To Say Goodbye

Five of my favorite people in the world descended on Colorado this past weekend.  It was an emotional weekend of laughter, adventure, and farewells.  But all I can think now is: how do you truly say goodbye to people who have been your whole world for nearly as long as you can remember?

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