Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Fond du Lac Reporter

Over the next two years, I will be writing occasional columns for The Fond du Lac Reporter, my hometown newspaper. The following, originally titled “Volunteer Impressed By Generosity Of Peruvians,” is the second such piece. The first, “A Journey To ‘Connect The … Continue reading

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A Quest To “Connect The Dots Down The Road”

Tomorrow, Nov. 28, I am moving to Peru to serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) for two years. Whenever I tell people this, a number of questions inevitably follow. Will I be able to come home? No. Will I be … Continue reading

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Peruvian Doppelganger: Part I

Every so often, I encounter a Peruvian who kind of reminds me of someone from my past, a famous person or even a character from Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa. My housemate Mateo claims there is a boy at Fe y … Continue reading

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Bananas, Birthdays and Boxes of Chocolate

I turned 23 a couple days ago. This means I’m three years from being kicked off my parents’ health care plan, 12 years from becoming eligible to run for president and 42 years from getting the senior discount to whatever … Continue reading

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