ghosts and clouds and nameless things

thesharpiemarkerapproach:

Dear Person Contemplating Joining Peace Corps,

I imagine that you’re at a transition point in your life. Perhaps you’ve just graduated, perhaps you’re going through a career change, perhaps you have an itch for something more that can’t be scratched. Whatever the reason, here you are:…

peacecorps:

We just announced our Top Volunteer States! Did your state make the list? For the second consecutive year, the District of Columbia, Vermont and Oregon top the list of Volunteer-producing states per capita, with 8.1, 7.2 and 6.4 Volunteer
s per capita, respectively; while the greatest number of Volunteers call California, New York and Texas home with 1,084, 448 and 381 Volunteers, respectively.

peacecorps:

We just announced our Top Volunteer States! Did your state make the list? 

For the second consecutive year, the District of Columbia, Vermont and Oregon top the list of Volunteer-producing states per capita, with 8.1, 7.2 and 6.4 Volunteer

s per capita, respectively; while the greatest number of Volunteers call California, New York and Texas home with 1,084, 448 and 381 Volunteers, respectively.
barackobama:

“We are going to win this fight. But the fight is not over.” —President Obama

barackobama:

“We are going to win this fight. But the fight is not over.” —President Obama

I’ve now been vizify-ed. :)

I’ve now been vizify-ed. :)

peacecorps:

On November 15, 1992 the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers arrived to serve in Ukraine

I’m proud to have served in Peace Corps Ukraine as a member of Group 39.

The teachers at my school presented me with a hand-embroidered traditional Ukrainian rushnik at my farewell party.

The teachers at my school presented me with a hand-embroidered traditional Ukrainian rushnik at my farewell party.

statue of Taras Shevcheko in the town park

statue of Taras Shevcheko in the town park

autumn in Semenivka

autumn in Semenivka

photo of me with the students of School #3 after our healthy lifestyles seminar 
Note: today is my last day as a Peace Corps Volunteer… it’s been a wild ride. :)

photo of me with the students of School #3 after our healthy lifestyles seminar 

Note: today is my last day as a Peace Corps Volunteer… it’s been a wild ride. :)

costume curling in Kiev with PCVs :)

costume curling in Kiev with PCVs :)

The teachers at my school presented me with a hand-embroidered traditional Ukrainian rushnik at my farewell party.

The teachers at my school presented me with a hand-embroidered traditional Ukrainian rushnik at my farewell party.

I presented my guitar to the local music school as a going-away present. They rewarded me with an impromptu concert and lots of smiles, wishes for my lifelong happiness, healthy and success and hugs. Definitely a fair trade. 

I presented my guitar to the local music school as a going-away present. They rewarded me with an impromptu concert and lots of smiles, wishes for my lifelong happiness, healthy and success and hugs. Definitely a fair trade. 

curling in Kiev with fellow PCVs 

curling in Kiev with fellow PCVs 

my wonderful 11A class (with their regular class teacher)
Note: Today is my last day in my host town of Semenivka. Off to Kiev to finish up the paperwork which will officially make me… a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer :)

my wonderful 11A class (with their regular class teacher)

Note: Today is my last day in my host town of Semenivka. Off to Kiev to finish up the paperwork which will officially make me… a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer :)