Monthly Archives: November 2010

While You Were Feasting…

…on delectable turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie and the like, my students were engaging in an activity that still, three days later, boggles my mind:  Marathon Day.  If you are thinking that the title of the event seems … Continue reading

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Enter Samson, Stage Left

It was around the Thanksgiving table this year that my mother realized I was as blind as a bat.  “20/200!  Why aren’t we getting a handicapped scholarship for you?”  Yes, good to hear that my mother cared more about the … Continue reading

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My So-Called Zam Life

Hello friends! I am writing to you from Chipata with a stomach full (possibly TOO full) of dairy. All Peace Corps volunteers were called into their provincial capitals for bi-yearly meetings. I am assured by my fellow volunteers that it … Continue reading

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Swiss miss and cheese

Ok, so I didn’t really drink swiss miss while in Switzy but I did eat a lot of chocolate and cheese.  I arrived in Geneva at 5:30 pm on Sat evening.  I boarded a train for the next leg of … Continue reading

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24 Hours in Nagoya

What was supposed to be a 3 day “mini-vacation” in Nagoya turned out to be a 24 hour whirlwind due to bad weather, bad headaches (self-induced) and a bad case of apathy. With yet another public holiday thrown into our … Continue reading

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Gale Goes Gaga in Greece (Final Installment)

So I am in Switzerland, getting ready to head back to the airport and come home.  I had a very nice day and a half here with Sarah.  I just wanted to send out a few more pics and a … Continue reading

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Two Servings of Ice Cream, a Panda Puppet, and a Beached Whale: A Saturday Success Story

What happens when you get out of bed at a (reasonably) early hour in Japan?  A stuffed Power Rangers toy is just one of the many perks!

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