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  • Peace Corps Worldwide is an online community and resource for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), their friends and families, and all who share a desire for international understanding. Peace Corps Worldwide is in no way associated with the Peace Corps or the National Peace Corps Association.

Arcane 15 - Posted 9 hours ago to Kenshō Homestead Worldviews

We the masses are reclaiming our power against the State leviathan, and it's being fueled by identifying the first principles of their operating socio-political system, and then undercutting it with their weapons. "Investigating a false reality has levels. The deeper you go, the closer you come to the basic assumptions that underpin a system. You need to examine those assumptions, those first principles, and discover in what sense they are false. When you understand that, all.. (Read More)

D.C. NEPAL FUNDRAISER--WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 - Posted 1 day ago to John Coyne Babbles

I received this information from a dear friend, Busy Graham, who is a Takoma Park, Maryland resident and the daughter of  Dick Graham one of the early Peace Corps Country Directors (Tunisia 1963-65) working with Sarge at HQ from 1961-63. Busy's mother later worked at the Peace Corps, recruiting CDs, and was responsible for hiring many of the first women directors for the agency. Busy is now involved with hosting a fundraiser for Nepal this coming.. (Read More)

President Obama Faces Tough Challenges - Posted 2 days ago to Your Money: In the New Economy

President Obama is having trouble with his own party on two issues that will define his administration.   He is being constantly criticized for not taking more action to stop ISIS, the new "Caliphate" in Arab lands.  I believe he is taking the right action to not get directly involved in the struggle for power in the Middle East between ISIS and its backer Iran and the Arab states ISIS seeks to control.  As he.. (Read More)

Higher Minimum Wage Strengthens Labor Unions - Posted 3 days ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Popular Economics Weekly Unions may have been weakened by Republican efforts to abolish labor’s collective bargaining power, (in order to weaken their support of Democratic Party policies), but that may be changing as unions have found a new cause—working to raise minimum wages. Los Angeles is the latest city to raise the minimum wage—to $15/hour in 5 years. Los Angeles is the fourth city, and by far the largest, to enact a.. (Read More)

The Calm of Cutting Dead Lavender Flowers - Posted 4 days ago to Introduced Species

The lavender bush in our front yard maintains a magnificent state of endless blooming. Not only is it pleasing to my eyes; it provides a bounty of pollen for the honey bees. It is fall here now, and the choice of flowers for the bees and butterflies has diminished. I stand before the bush, scissors in hand, the soft warmth of the fall sun on my back. I do not want to prune.. (Read More)

Housing Construction Surge—Sign of Better Times? - Posted 4 days ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

The Mortgage Corner U.S. housing starts jumped to their highest level in nearly 7-1/2 years in April and permits soared, hopeful signs for an economy that is struggling to regain strong momentum after a dismal first quarter. And that is exciting economists that say it could mean better economic growth ahead. Graph: Calculated Risk This.. (Read More)

Ethiopian Immigrant Plans To Join The Peace Corps, Awarded Gates Millennial Scholarship - Posted 4 days ago to John Coyne Babbles

African Immigration Trend Has A Strong Base In D.C. Area WAMU 88.5 By: Armando Trull May 20, 2015 Over the past 40 years, the number of black immigrants coming to the United States has quadrupled. The majority of them have arrived from Jamaica and Haiti, but now the origin countries are changing. Africa is now represented more than ever before. The new trend has already taken hold in D.C., where African immigrants have accounted.. (Read More)

Dr. Robert Shiller--Why the Weak Recovery? - Posted 5 days ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Popular Economics Weekly Nobelist Robert Shiller, winner of the Nobel for his research in Behavioral Economics, or the psychology that drives economic behavior, has come up with the latest reason this economic recovery has been so weak to date. GDP growth has averaged just 2 percent since the end of the Great Recession. It has to do with what Lord JM Keynes called ‘animal spirits”, or the psychological fact that fear breeds more fear, so.. (Read More)

Alana DeJoseph (Mali 1992-94) Drinking Tea The Mali Way - Posted 5 days ago to John Coyne Babbles

The Barefoot  Mali PCV Alana DeJoseph (Mali 1992-94) A small enterprise development PCV, Alana DeJoseph in Mali was not use to camel, but she did love her afternoon tea and as she says, "combining the two proved to be a bit of a challenge." .. (Read More)

A Mother's Kept Promise by Rudolph Keith Dunn (Dominican Republic 1990-92) - Posted 6 days ago to Short Stories by Peace Corps Writers

Rudolph Keith Dunn (Dominican Republic 1990-92) is a Spanish teacher at Starling International Learning and Childcare Center in Richmond. He also tutors children in creative writing. A former freelance journalist for various newspapers over the years, as well as an ESL instructor with Catholic Charities and a Reading and Writing Tutor with the Richmond Public School system. This story, "A Mother's Kept Promise" was published in the 2015 March edition of the Linden Avenue.. (Read More)