Monthly Archives: December 2011

Election Day

“We are ready,” said a spokesman for the Police High Command. If you have been following the news in Jamaica for the past two months, then you know that today, December 29th, is election day. When I arrived in Jamaica … Continue reading

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“Hi Nice White Lady”

Jamaicans are a very social and conversational people. We were told this during the two months of Language and Culture training we received when we first arrived and it has proven to be true. As a way of assisting us … Continue reading

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Community Mapping

One of the Peace Corps’ requirements for volunteers is, within the first three months of arriving at your site, you are required to complete a Community and Sector Inventory, or CASI. This is a comprehensive analysis of your community – … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

So I experienced a new first using public transportation in Jamaica. As I mentioned in an earlier post, public transportation here is very cheap and abundant. So abundant that I’m pretty sure 4 out of 5 cars in Port Antonio … Continue reading

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Winter comes to Jamaica

And it’s right on time. Having gone to bed rather early last night (7:30 p.m.), I awakened at 3:20 a.m., seemingly ready to start my day but then realized that the reason I woke up was because I was cold! … Continue reading

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Emerging from the Technology Abyss

I got my new battery and it worked. Then, when it was at about 10% of remaining battery life, I decided to charge it and that’s when I discovered that the charger no longer worked. I wondered if, when the … Continue reading

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The Technology Abyss

I can’t seem to find my way out of it. Six weeks ago my Notebook battery died. I was at home charging it and my current was too hot and blew it out. I looked in town for a replacement … Continue reading

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