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barbara michel
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Big Time Science
I think we all thought I was done with this blog, but here I am again. Happy new year, friends. During my Peace Corps service, I was also enrolled as a masters student at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. To earn my Peace Corps Master...
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Stage Goodbye
I and two much better writers than me (Eric D. and Melissa M.) were asked to write the stage goodbye article for the PC Senegal volunteer newsletter.  We struggled over what to say for a few days, then fate stepped in. Thankfully, Doctor Mbuus said it bette...
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Peace Corps Senegal life hacks
This is another article I wrote for the SABAAR, the Peace Corps Senegal volunteer newsletter.  Enjoy! Since I’m COSing and this is my last “C’est Senegal Quoi,” I was asked to share two years of accumulated Peace Corps wisdom for the younger stages. I still...
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Packing for home
This post is a bit delayed; not only have I already packed for home, but I'm one flight into my COS trip already. Clearly too tired to tend to my blog The last few days in village flew by like I knew they would.  I did follow-up work for projects, then went...
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Twenty-three more Books of Senegal
Now that Peace Corps  c'est
fini , it's time to wrap up my short reviews of the books I've read while
serving as a Peace Corps volunteer.  The other 100 on the list can be
found  here .  1.  Bryson, Bill. In a Sunburned Country Bill Bryson travels around Au...
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School murals
During training two years ago, retiring PCVs encouraged us new volunteers to do murals the first few months while we were learning the language.  Now it's almost two years later, and I know the language, but I still love murals.  My health hut mural project...
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#MassSextSunday
Over two years ago now, I had a bar conversation with another PCV about how silly sexting was, and about how it was almost always kind of gross and offputting instead of seductive.  We back-and-forthed several Senegal-centric sext ideas and had many laughs....
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You're not a PC Senegal volunteer until..
I wrote this article for Peace Corps Senegal's volunteer-only newsletter.  Tally up your points and see how you're doing!  I got 141. HYGIENE Ladies
Only: Gents
Only: Gotten braided 1 Grown the most magnificent beard of
your life 1 Grown leg/underarm ...
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Day in the Life
I was invited to enter a "blogging challenge" a while ago.  The challenge involved being emailed a prompt twice a week, then answering it and using the #bloggingabroad hashtag to keep everything nicely compiled on the blogging abroad website . Since enterin...
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Benegal - part one.
As I mentioned previously, my grad school bud Ben Downer was visiting Senegal for the entire month of December.  I asked Ben to write a blog post about his month.  He responded by writing three, which I will slowly dole out to y'all like candy.  Here is the...
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