Archive - February 15, 2015

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Review: Death in the Dolomites by David Wagner (Chili 1965-67)
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Do you have a good moringa recipe?
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Best Peace Corps Book of Photography for 2014
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Best Peace Corps Poetry Book for 2014
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Best Peace Corps Travel Book for 2014

Review: Death in the Dolomites by David Wagner (Chili 1965-67)

Death in the Dolomites (A Rick Montoya Italian Mystery) by David P. Wagner (Chili 1965-67) Poisoned Pen Press 2014 250 pages $24.95 (hardcover), $14.95 (paperback), $8.99 (Kindle) Reviewed by Geraldine Kennedy (Liberia 1962–64) • In the first chapter of Death in the Dolomites, David Wagner, with meticulous detail, guides us along the well-choreographed movements of an unidentified man clearly in the midst of nefarious activity. Without a single word spoken, we know a crime has been committed. The mystery man is taking great care to hide the evidence. It turns out to be the most captivating scene in this gentle mystery. Our hero, Rick Montoya, an Italian-American translator, is on a ski vacation in a charming Dolomite tourist village, home of his college roommate. An American banker is reported missing. Unbeknownst to Rick, his Italian uncle, a detective in Rome, has intervened to bring Rick’s services to the attention of . . .

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Do you have a good moringa recipe?

Michelle Chirby (Benin 2012–14) wrote to Peace Corps Worldwide: I met Marian at an RPVC event in Oakland last night, and I wanted to reach out regarding an opportunity that I think may interest your community of bloggers. I am an RPCV (Benin, 2012-2014) who worked often with moringa — a ubiquitous tree in West Africa (and most of the global south), known from its nutritional value and many other special uses. Now I work for Kuli Kuli, an Oakland-based start-up company founded by Lisa Curtis (Niger 2010) that sources moringa from women-owned farming cooperatives in Ghana. We make “superfood” products with moringa, while also partnering with an NGO on the ground to address malnutrition in the rural communities from which we source moringa. Next month, Kuli Kuli is launching its Organic Moringa Powder in stores, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a recipe competition for chefs and/or bloggers to create . . .

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Best Peace Corps Book of Photography for 2014

The Award for Best Photography Book was first presented in 2009. This award for the best Photography Book was first presented in 2009. (If your Peace Corps photography book is not listed, and it was published in 2014, please email me at: jcoyneone@gmail.com.) Nominate your favorite book by emailing: jcoyneone@gmail.com The Award for Best Photography Book Timeless Photography of Rowland Scherman Foreword by Judy Collins by Rowland Scherman (PC Staff 1961-64) Peter E. Randall Publisher 2014

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Best Peace Corps Poetry Book for 2014

This award for the best poetry book was first presented in 1997. (If your Peace Corps book of poems is not listed, and it was published in 2014, please email me at: jcoyneone@gmail.com.) Nominate your favorite book by emailing: jcoyneone@gmail.com The Award for Best Poetry Book Every State Has Its Own Light by Sandra Storey (Thailand 1968-71) Word Poetry October 2014 Shaker Lane: Poems Beneath My Feet by Robert F. Nicholas (Philippines 1968-70) CreateSpace Januray 2014 Church of the Adagio: Poems by Philip Dacey (Nigeria 1963-65) Rain Mountian Press July 2014 The Consolations by John W. Evans (Bangladesh 1999-01) Trio House Press March 2014

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Best Peace Corps Travel Book for 2014

The award for Best Travel Book was first presented in 2001. (If your Peace Corps travel book is not listed, and it was published in 2014, please email me at: jcoyneone@gmail.com.) Nominate your favorite book by emailing: jcoyneone@gmail.com The Award for Best Travel Book 100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay before You Die by Kristen Hare (Guyana 2000-02) St. Louis: Reedy Press June 2014

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