Category Archives: Third Goal

Adapting to a New Normal

Last weekend I visited a fellow Nica 63 returned Volunteer. She is in medical school just an hour and a half away from me, and she found time in between anatomy lab and phlebotomy practice to spend a day with … Continue reading

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What Next for Incidents?

The time has come to ask the question, “What should I do with this blog?” I am back from Nicaragua, I’ve posted about all of my experiences, and for the moment I have no further reflections that I would like … Continue reading

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First Rain

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The climate here in Nicaragua is not like the climate in most of the US. In the US, although we have rainier and drier seasons, no one would be surprised if it rained on any given day of the year. … Continue reading

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What Happens to a Park When Wi-Fi is Installed…

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The Importance of Entrepreneurship in Nicaragua

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I’m on a bit of a hot streak with facilitating some great teacher trainings, and I am highlighting what it is I do with the teachers here on the blog. This post is an explanation of my first teacher training … Continue reading

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El Niño Hiatus

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My most loyal readers have surely realized that I have not posted much lately. Things are hot and dusty here in León right now. Unfortunately, El Niño is walloping Nicaragua and much of Central America. A lot of communities are … Continue reading

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Turtle Hatch

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I got to a Volunteer get together at ETCA late, and as soon as I get there they are releasing turtles from their turtle sanctuary: ETCA actually purchases eggs from poachers (turtle eggs are a delicacy here) and then buries … Continue reading

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Gender Equality in Nicaragua

This article is being cross-posted on my economics blog, The Economics Of … Check out the other blog if you’d like! The article was also submitted to the Peace Corps Nicaragua Gender & Development Committee for publishing on their blog, but … Continue reading

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Day of the Deceased

Today was a national holiday in Nicaragua. Day of the Deceased – Día de los Difuntos. It is the same holiday celebrated in Mexico with the stylistic skulls and the candles, but the traditions down here in Nicaragua are different. … Continue reading

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Thematic Pictures

Another reward for the donors of my Kickstarter was a thematic picture of their choice. I have curated three excellent photographs here for their viewing pleasure. Thank you for your contributions Aaron, Eric, and Mom! Shelly Insler (my Mom) Scenery … Continue reading

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