Archive - November 5, 2013

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Anne Pellicciotto (Mexico 2010-12) Kickstarter Project To Write Her Book
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Tune In Tomorrow For Senate Confirmation Hearing
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Bob Shacochis (Eastern Caribbean 1975-76) on Amazon's Omnivoracious

Anne Pellicciotto (Mexico 2010-12) Kickstarter Project To Write Her Book

Anne has hit her Kickstarter goal of $15,000. She wrote me, “Lot’s of generous people – friends and strangers – are interested in my Peace Corps Mexico story.  NOW it’s time to shift attention back to the writing and get this book done! However, you can get on-board with this project by reserving an advance-copy of the book and getting an invite to the book launch party this coming year.  Your help will allow me to complete, professionally edit, layout the art and photos, and produce a quality finished product to add to the Peace Corps collection. Here’s the link to checkout our progress and the rewards:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2074468560/a-story-of-sustainability-from-south-of-the-border (I had to repost the http to make it work. Anne’s bio: As founder and president of SeeChange, Anne Pellicciotto has 15 years’ experience with systems-level change in diverse environments – from IT transformation to reorganization, new program launch to board alignment. In . . .

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Tune In Tomorrow For Senate Confirmation Hearing

Nomination U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Presiding: Senator Menendez Date: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Time: 10:30 AM Location: Senate Dirksen 419 Webcast: This hearing is scheduled to be live webcast. Please return to this page to view the hearing live at the specified date and time. The Honorable Carolyn Hessler Radelet of Virginia, to be Director of the Peace Corps http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/nomination-11-6-2013

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Bob Shacochis (Eastern Caribbean 1975-76) on Amazon's Omnivoracious

Omnivoracious by Neal Thompson on November 04, 2013 Over drinks at Seattle’s Brave Horse Tavern, Shacochis described his encounter in Haiti years ago with the “haunting” and “unpleasant” woman who became the inspiration for the main character in his new novel, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, which was an Amazon Best Book of the Month pick in September. The National Book Award-winning author met the woman–“blonde, young, infuriating,” as he calls her in the opening line of the book–while covering the US occupation of Haiti for Harper’s Magazine. She claimed to be a photojournalist and asked Shacochis to give her a tour of a voodoo temple; during the drive there, she said she’d lost her soul. “I knew her for less than 36 hours, and I forgot her name within days,” he said. “But what happened in that temple disturbed me so much it haunted me for five years. “I just never . . .

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