Manifesting Peace in Daily Life: Small Contributions to a Better World

A group of volunteers

Photo by RODNAE Productions Gary Lindberg’s book, a memoir about being a Peace Corps volunteer, depicts a fulfilling journey in service to open-mindedness, international cooperation and, ultimately, peace. Everyone wants to contribute to the betterment of society and the world, especially the youth, who will inherit a far less hospitable planet. It’s saddening to admit, but … Continue reading Manifesting Peace in Daily Life: Small Contributions to a Better World

A Visit with the President of the Ivory Coast

At the beginning of May 1966, Peace Corps summoned fourteen Volunteers, including Nadine and me, to a meeting in Daloa, the capital of the Prefecture of which my town Gagnoa was a part. They began the meeting by making four announcements.  First, they informed us that Peace Corps would drop our subsistence allowance (in other … Continue reading A Visit with the President of the Ivory Coast