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To One Another

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
I attended the TLG two-year anniversary ceremony on Friday, June 8. Prime Minister Gilauri and Minister Shashkin shared words of encouragement and gratitude. TLG volunteers from each region told how they’ve made differences in…

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Samburu and Grevy’s Zebras: A ‘Win-Win-Win-Win’ Project

Originally posted on Earthwatch Unlocked:
The weather has been weird in Oxford lately. Really weird. Two years of low winter rainfall has led to groundwater levels so low that Oxford is officially in drought and we are all being asked…

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Georgian Is As Georgian Does

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Exactly one year ago, I was going over my checklist of things to pack for Georgia and wondering what the heck I had decided to do. My mom had already told me her fears…

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Strawberries and Sugar

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Standing with my Georgian brother, Nika, in the middle of a neighborhood bebo’s strawberry field, picking strawberries barefoot in the mud, as a toothless woman empties a handful of the red fruit into my…

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Questions from Home

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
It’s been about a month since I’ve last written, and this fact, combined with numerous requests for a post, have led me to decide that it’s about time I took a moment to update…

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A Very Village Victory Day

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Life moves slower in the village.  There’s little sense of urgency and a great appreciation for the little things.  People are less high-strung and they seem to enjoy each other’s company more.  They stop…

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Let’s Lunch!

Health Kick and Budgets For someone who is on a health kick in preparation for a very long distance ocean row, and currently on a tight budget financially, it amuses me somewhat to think about the number of lunches and … Continue reading

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