The Webster dictionary writes that the definition of resilience is “the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc.” I understand that this is a scientific definition, but it is not far off when applying the word “resilience” to service in the Peace Corps. I came into…

Ode to Year One

Learning is the key word. From the day I stepped off the airplane I have not stopped learning about the heritage and fascinating history that surrounds us here. Every where you turn there is another mountain being excavated and a pre-Incan society being discovered. I am always impressed by the long lasting traditions and pride the Peruvian people have for the ways of their ancestors. The connection they have with the land is something that no book or scientist can explain.