Monthly Archives: August 2013

Kyle plays the Cricket Dance in Liberia

The cook staff wanted me to play some more violin for them before I left for my site. I randomly chose Mark O’Connor’s “Cricket Dance”. Looking back on this choice, I was struck by it’s significance. Mark O’Connor is famous … Continue reading

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What’s Next

Now that training is over, I’m going to be leaving tomorrow to move to my actual Peace Corps site. It’s pretty much my dream site: I’ll be entering a community that’s never had a Peace Corps Volunteer before and teaching … Continue reading

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Swearing in Ceremony

Yesterday, I became an official Peace Corps Volunteer at our swearing in ceremony. I’m no longer a trainee! All of the big officials in Liberian government were there, including the Liberian President herself, the honorable Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. I got … Continue reading

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Unit Conversions

The topic was unit conversions. I started by writing “1m = ? cm” on the board, and asked them as a class how many centimeters there were in a meter. As a group, they all replied “0.01”. I realized that … Continue reading

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Model School

Up until the start of last week, I was been teaching a 12th grade physics class as a part of my Peace Corps teacher training. All 38 of us trainees were given a class and a subject in our “Peace … Continue reading

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Master Isaac

(Note 12/24/15: I wrote this back in 2013, but never got around to posting it because I was swamped by the transition to my Peace Corps site. But I’m posting it now because when I returned for the third time┬áback … Continue reading

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Liberian Independence Day

Warning: If you are uncomfortable with violent histories or killing animals for food, read at your own risk. July 26 is Liberia’s independence day and largest national holiday. On this day in 1847, Liberia declared it’s independence from the American … Continue reading

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