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Maduro "Wishes to Visit Ecuador"

Waiting to pounce on me from my inbox this morning: “Please report that Nicolas Maduro wants to visit Ecuador to seek international support . . . 935 more words

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Namesake: a defining moment in my Peace Corps service

Zambian women are tough. A year ago, that statement would have seemed utterly cliché to me but after becoming a Volunteer, my experiences working with Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) have given me a perspective on courage, perseverance and sacrifice that makes that sentiment wholly and undeniably true. 1,010 more words


A Study on Regional Governments Part III: Back to North America

I’ve been working on regional governments on and off for several years, and this time I feel like I’ve made some progress. There are a number of reasons for subdividing North America into new regional governments, as I’ve already discussed in… 1,159 more words


From the Cold Atlantic, Warmth for Lent

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Lent is upon us, and my weekly Shoprite flyer has a whole page dedicated to fish under the banner, “Lenten Seafood.” The specials make the weekly abstaining from “flesh meat” (Church language, not mine!) on Fridays rather more festive than the Church may have intended. 593 more words


Our Blog - what we're all about

The first year at La Trobe University – any university, for that matter – can be a daunting time. Students, whether they be young or old, can be apprehensive about the shift to uni, maybe moving away from home or taking that next big step in your career. 340 more words

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How living in the Caribbean helped me understand my West Indian heritage

Growing up in New Jersey, I was surrounded by peers who were first generation American or immigrated to the United States at a very young age. 1,050 more words


20 life lessons from my first year in Peace Corps

After completing my first year of Peace Corps service as a Health Education Volunteer in Albania, here’s what I’ve learned.

  1. Life is all about perspective. 
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