Daylisha Reid, 130 YinD A few months ago, I was thinking of a clever Sticky Rice Magazine theme and it dawned on me: “Finding Love in The Peace Corps.” Many people in our […]
Natalie Garro, 129 YinD I open the front door. Not the gate, just the door. I exist. I drink instant coffee with milk and honey and pretend I’m not pretending to miss […]
Caitlin Navratil, 131 YinD I wrote and re-wrote this post three different times. The first time, it was too wordy – more like a memoir, not an ode. The second time, it […]
Alex Cotrufello, 129 YinD I’ve been watching a lot of Gilmore Girls lately. And before that Friends. And before that, any other show that was comforting and not to do with heartbreak […]
Andy Anderson, 129 TESS (Except Niles, he was just a cool dude). Dear Mr. Schaffstall, Do you remember me? Probably not. I was that third-grader from your 2002/03 class that absolutely loved […]
Andrey Shamshurin, 130 TESS The frogs are making love in your shoe again. It is a blue sneaker, sand stuck to the rim, dented toe, heel loose and peeling. You shake the […]
Sometimes we didn’t talk. Sometimes I would play guitar and she doodled in her notebook. We were friends more instant than the coffee here, but I couldn’t deny my feelings.
Michael Marano, 129 TESS I arrived at Peace Corps Staging in San Francisco surrounded by a fortress of buttons and wool. Before I entered what was sure to be an onslaught of […]
Cat Nightengale, 129 YinD The small victories- any victories, really- are so important here. I get irritated, frustrated, lonely. But when all is said and done, that’s not what matters at […]
Aseem Kever, 130 YinD I have been very fortunate to accomplish many things in my twenty-seven years, amongst them: graduating from Berkeley, summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, traveling to 15 different countries, and joining […]
“…I spent the next three years in a POW camp, forced to subsist on a thin stew of fish, vegetables, prawns, coconut milk, and four kinds of rice. I came close to […]
Once a month we like to share a story we find really interesting from a volunteer’s blog. This month we share one from Pineapples + Papaya. Morgan Kubishak, 130 YinD One of my […]
Skyler Matthias, 130 YinD “Honey, I love you” is a game where one volunteer stands in the middle and chooses a person sitting in the large circle around them to walk up […]
Michael Marano, 129 TCCS “There’s nothing left… Just love. That’s all there is. Love.” * When I heard that it was my dad who said those words I was at first alarmed. […]
[Book Review] First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life
Author Eve Brown uses her creatively titled memoir to tell a tale of exploration, determination, and love. And not just love of the “Peace Corps Poster Boy” she falls in love with and (spoiler alert) marries, but love of foreign places and unfamiliar lifestyles.