Homestretch and Next Steps

It's bittersweet to announce that I'll be leaving Mongolia on August 2nd. I booked my flights last week after attending Close of Service (COS) Conference, the last official Peace Corps event of my service. That was the last time I'll see my cohort together in Mongolia. Hopefully, we'll organize some sort of reunion stateside in … Continue reading Homestretch and Next Steps

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The Art of Letting Go

In one of those beautiful moments of serendipity that occur when you are reading a story so different from your own and yet come across a shared sentiment or experience, I read the following passage from Gregory David Roberts’ Shantaram (I highly recommend it!). I reflected on that particularly Indian custom of amiable abduction. … … Continue reading The Art of Letting Go

Tsagaan Sar

Цагаан Сар (Tsagaan Sar - White Moon) is the Mongolian Lunar New Year. It’s the biggest national holiday in Mongolia and officially lasts for three days. Mongolians celebrate this holiday by visiting the homes of family and friends and hosting them in return. Preparations begin weeks in advance as most households can expect tens of … Continue reading Tsagaan Sar

Space Camp

Many Mongolians have asked me if I have children. Biologically, the answer is no, but in lieu of reproduction I have made Space Camp my baby. It's been a little less stressful and a little less messy, but it still means the world to me and I hope you consider contributing to the cause. Space … Continue reading Space Camp