In the 1960s, Peace Corps volunteers began their 27 months of service with 12 weeks of “pre-service training” somewhere in the US. But between then and when we showed up in 2004, Peace Corps had moved the training programs … Read More

“Ya hachoo Pasha”

Embarrassing moments. How they make us laugh — eventually. Such was the following scene that happened during my first few months in Kazakhstan, long before the language took root. This story — written for my memoir, At Home On the … Read More

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