Archive - September 13, 2012

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Inaugural Address of President John F. Kennedy 
Washington, D.C. 
January 20, 1961
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Help on Writing Your Peace Corps Memoir

Inaugural Address of President John F. Kennedy 
Washington, D.C. 
January 20, 1961

After reading John Coyne’s article, I was inspired to find the  famous Kennedy quote “… pay any price”.  But as I read the Inaugural Address, I was so struck by how very pertinent all of it is today.  Here it is: Inaugural Address of President John F. Kennedy 
Washington, D.C. 
January 20, 1961 Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, Reverend Clergy, fellow citizens: 

We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom–symbolizing an end as well as a beginning–signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago. The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the . . .

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Help on Writing Your Peace Corps Memoir

Our RPCV Self-Publishing Guru, Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras, 1975-77), author of Peace Corps Experience: Write & Publish Your Memoir a How-To book published by iUniverse, has interviewed other Peace Corps writers about “how they did it” and given us a wealth of material here. Read on! HIRE A PAID CONSULTANT? Ninety percent of Peace Corps writers are self-published. There is an incredible array of companies that offer support services to self-publishing writers for a price. Paid consultants offer to edit, format, design and even market. Some of our own Peace Corps writers have commented on their experiences. PLEASED TO USE THEM! Will Lutwick (Fiji, 1968-70) author of Dodging Machetes: How I Survived Forbidden Love, Bad Behavior, and the Peace Corps in Fiji, a memoir published by Peace Corps Writers, utilizing CreateSpace services. Developmental editor: I contracted a woman before signing with Peace Corps Writers. She did a very good job, particularly . . .

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