Dearest Soon-to-Be Senegal PCVs

Dear Soon-to-be Senegal Volunteers/Trainees, I know where you are at right now. There are over 200 volunteers here in Senegal and thousand of volunteers all over the world that have lived these last… Continue reading

5 Updates with photos and preparing for goodbyes

The end of my service is quickly approaching. On Friday we will have the final village-wide meeting for the health hut launch. At the end of the meeting I am planning to announce… Continue reading

Annie’s Guest Post

Hello friends and family! Annie here with a guest blog. I will not even attempt to be as eloquent or profound as my sister, but I will lend a few thoughts following my… Continue reading

Guest Blog Post from Mom

I have been terrible about writing these last few months  – in order to make up for it I have asked my mom and my sister to write guest posts so that they… Continue reading

The New Peace Corps: We Stomp On.

There are many reasons I can’t imagine what it was like to be a Peace Corps volunteer twenty years ago. I can’t imagine what it was like to be unable to pick up… Continue reading

Thank you

The American Embassy in Dakar sent this box of books over to Peace Corps HQ. I’ll be taking them back to village in a couple days in honor of Anne. Thank you so… Continue reading


Yesterday, we lost an amazing woman. Anne Smedinghoff was serving as a Foreign Service Officer in Afghanistan when she was hit by a suicide bomb attack. I met Anne during one of my… Continue reading

More photo updates from village

As per my mother’s request, I’ve tried to take more pictures of life in village. Here are some shots from our home. All is well here except for the fact that hot season… Continue reading

“La paix dans le monde, c’est la paix qui fait tout.” Girls Camp 2013

I have to run back to village tomorrow, but I wanted to post pictures of the girls’ camp that we hosted over the past few days. A few faithful blog readers donated to… Continue reading

Photo update

Greetings! I’m sorry for the long delay in updates. I took a break from Senegal over the holidays, but I’m back in village and I’ve tried to document a little more of life… Continue reading