Archive - September 25, 2012

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Review of Thomas and Peter Weck's The Lima Bear Stories: The Labyrinth
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An RPCV Who Continues To Work For Ethiopia

Review of Thomas and Peter Weck's The Lima Bear Stories: The Labyrinth

Review of Thomas and Peter Weck’s The Lima Bear Stories: The Labyrinth The Lima Bear Stories: The Labyrinth Thomas and Peter Weck (Thomas Weck (Ethiopia 1965-67) Illustrated by Len DiSalvo Lima Bear Press, $15.95 30 pages 2012 Reviewed by Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast 2000-02, Madagascar 2002-03) The Lima Bears are back in the fourth installment of the engaging series by father and son team Thomas and Peter Weck, along with illustrator Len DiSalvo. In The Labyrinth, the Weck’s lively, happy kingdom of Limalot, inhabited by the ever-friendly and teeny-tiny Lima Bears, is under-going regime change, a very timely story to tell in our election year! Good King Limalot Bear has grown too old for the throne, and having no son, he naturally decides to pass his scepter to his fair daughter, the lovely and kind Princess Belinda Bean. But not so fast, says the scheming Mean ol’Bean, a militaristic tiny . . .

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An RPCV Who Continues To Work For Ethiopia

This weekend, approximately 130 RPCVs from Ethiopia, going back to the early 1962 and the first group of PCVs, traveled back to Addis Ababa. Arriving at the International Airport, they were met by the Minister of Education and other officials of the Ethiopia government, were hosted by the American Ambassador at the Embassy and  yesterday, Monday morning, September 24, they were bussed to Jubilee Palace, Emperor Haile Selassie’s former residence, and greeted for a sit down meeting with the new President of Ethiopia, Ato Girma Wolde Giorgis. “He was not only very obviously happy to welcome us,” one RPCV wrote afterwards, “he also answered our questions at length and with aplomb.” This sort of ‘reception’ for former Volunteers returning to their host countries is not unusual. We are remembered fondly in many places in the world. But what is surprising, and gratifying, is seeing how many RPCVs continue their service to . . .

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