Tag Archives: Volunteering

India: Six Months, in the Blink of an Eye, in (someone else’s) Poems

October 18th, 8AM: Arrive at the New Delhi airport just as the day starts to heat up.  Unload my gargantuan bag off of the conveyor belt, wheel it around the concourse looking for the perfect spot, settle on a little … Continue reading

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My Month at Mango Tree, Part 1: The Place, The Work

Every once in a while the stars and visa regulations come into alignment and I get the chance to park myself for a nice solid chunk of time at the farm or eco-project of my choosing.  It last happened in … Continue reading

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These Are (not?) Indians: Western Arunachal Pradesh

See a string of prayer flags, billowing and wind-tattered, hanging over the street and you know: you’re back in Tibet.   Or at least, as close as you (I guess that means “I”) can get.  The “real” Tibet, sitting up there … Continue reading

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Ten Days with Sustainable Cambodia

Just a note: on the original post, I wrote that SC students paid tuition on a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.  I was wrong – that was the case at another school in the area, but I’ve been … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Busy at the Organic Mulberry Farm

La mia anima sa scieglre tra valori. In alcuni si trova meglio. E perche’ allora non dovrei gettermici a corpo perduto? – Cesare Pavese, Journals. My soul knows how to choose among values. It’s happier with some than with others. … Continue reading

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