Tag Archives: Bahir Dar University

reflecting

I’m officially an RPCV. I made it. Done. Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again. I’m sure that in some point in the future, I’ll be able to think more clearly about what I’ve accomplished … Continue reading

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list-en up

I’m counting down the days. It’s coming up fast. Between the last minute projects, packing up my house, getting in hang time with friends, and applying for jobs, my time in Ethiopia is flying by. I need to take a … Continue reading

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welcome to lethiopiah – debub gets down and other cultural craziness

What a week. Bahir Dar hosted Ethiopia’s annual Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Celebration. I bounced from event to event, enjoying the music, dancing and general merriment. Bahir Dar really spruced itself up for the event. New sidewalks, a mostly finished … Continue reading

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the girls of glow (no, not the wrestlers)

Those of you who know me well, or just know me, or kinda sorta know me, probably know that I don’t much like kids. Of any age. So, naturally, acting as a counselor for a week-long camp with a bunch … Continue reading

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what is the work

The most common question I’m asked by folks back home is “what are you working on?” This is followed closely by “what do you do?” While “you know, just saving the world” is the default tongue-in-cheek response, I’ll actually attempt … Continue reading

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“that virgin, vital, beautiful day: today”

It’s 6:30am, 12:30 Habesha time. The pleasant sounds of my neighbor’s screaming baby stream through the window. It’s time to get up now. Get ready. I shimmy out from under my bednet and start my morning routine. It starts in … Continue reading

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