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Hi! I taught English for two years in rural Cambodia through the U.S. Peace Corps (2008 – 2010). I started this blog as a way to keep in touch with family and friends.

I rarely had internet access so many posts were written on paper in advance and typed up at internet cafes when I made it into town. I would’ve liked to post more photos but my camera was often broken. You can read from the beginning by clicking here.

Posted in Cambodia

An Open Letter to the People of Cambodia

Thank you for the honor and the privilege.

P.S. Happy King’s Birthday!

Posted in Cambodia


Picking up my room recently I found the following:

1. A worksheet about making comic strips that would’ve been really helpful when I was teaching comic strips to some students

2. A roll of Oreo cookies that I had apparently hidden from myself

3. A note to myself that read simply, “bananas”

Posted in Cambodia, etc. & misc.

Go Watch The Wire

So over the last few months I watched all 5 seasons of The Wire (HBO, 2002-08).  Now I realize I’m a little behind the times on this one, but let me just say, if you aren’t watching The Wire, then you are wasting your life.

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Sew Not Happening

A few minutes into (attemptedly) stitching up a small hole in a pair of shorts and I realize that 1) I haven’t sewn anything in years, and 2) about 5 minutes away is a market full of tailors…

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