Ghana Glo

A friend visited me in Ghana! And not just any friend but my BFF, one of my oldest friends – twenty years and counting – Gloria aka Glo. She is the friend who when we were kids, would not let me leave the house looking like a slob. And as the day progressed and my…

“So, in Ghana…”

Here I thought I was going to have all the time in the world to write while on vacation. Boy was I wrong. I did not even get a single blog entry draft in! Mid April to mid May, I got to spend in England. I had not been back in almost four years and…

Women: Making a difference since time immemorial

Today I want to highlight individual women in Macondo who are super in every sense of the word. They are strong, hardworking, caring, kind and wow have they made all the difference in my service. Without them, I simply would not be anywhere near as content as I am in Macondo. For International Women’s Day,…

One Year Mark

This week, last year, 28 Americans arrived in Ghana to begin the required training to become PCVs. Today, 24 remain (not too shabby!) scattered throughout the country. But what has happened in between? I can say, refer to my posts of the last year, but that is not enough. Only now that I have a…

Media Summit 2016

At the end of August I was one of the lucky few chosen to attend the PCV Media Summit, hosted by Peace Corps (PC) Ghana. It merrited the title ‘summit’ because it was an international affair. We had staff and volunteers from Benin, Botswana, Comoros, Madagascar,Togo, Uganda and even PC Headquarters in Washington! It was…

5 tips on writing a PC blog

There are countless ‘tips’ articles and blog entries about how to write a blog, including this helpful one from Peace Corps. By no means am I claiming to be an expert blogger. Below you will only find suggestions to avoid struggles I experienced or experience on a recurring basis: Set up your blog before coming…