Monthly Archive: July 2007

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“I heard you’re working for a non-profit.”

Yes, I’m working for a non-profit. We’re working on making technology affordable to Beninese organizations. Why? Because no-one else is doing it yet and it’s something we’re both particularly good at. How do websites get made in America? 1) The design and development are contracted out to web design firms who do either a) a bang-up job or b) a mediocre job and very rarely, c) a bad job. 2)...

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Yes, I have a sweet apartment.

And yes, there are pictures (or will be soon)! Second floor apartment. Three bedrooms, one and half baths. Enormous living room. Enormous kitchen (the biggest kitchen I’ve ever had, actually . . . ever). Balconies on two sides. Every room is tiled (which is a big deal here). And we even have water now (we didn’t for the first week )!!! Wonderful airflow means we no longer turn on the...

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Yes, I am finished my Peace Corps service.

Indeed. I don’t really have much to say here, except that it’s been a wild ride, and I’d do it again in a second. If any of you ever have the chance, DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT. I’ve learned more in two years than I thought possible; certainly I learned more than I managed to teach. The chance to see and do and meet and just ....

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Yes, I am engaged.

I apologize for the lack of personal emails, but internet is expensive and if I’m at the cybercafé, usually I’m working. Anyway, it wasn’t terribly romantic, but it got the job done. No, being engaged here isn’t the same as being engaged in the States. Bertrand had no idea how important it was that he actually ask. We’re living together, which, in the eyes of everyone in Benin, means that...