New Memoir! – Peace Corps Dominican Republic

A Quixotic Way of Life in a Mas o Menos World: Life as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic 

Fresh out of the UC Santa Cruz Environmental Studies program in the early 1990’s, Jennifer heads to the Dominican Republic for a two-year term of service as an environmental education Peace Corps volunteer. Between time spent coordinating community tree plantings, teaching classroom science lessons, and assisting elementary school teachers, Jennifer discovers an entirely different way of life. She returns to the U.S. with a lifetime of knowledge about the Dominican culture and a new appreciation of how much we all take for granted.

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What then does myo signify? It is simply the mysterious nature of our life from moment to moment, which the mind cannot comprehend or words express. When we look into our own mind at any moment, we perceive neither color nor form to verify that it exists. Yet we still cannot say it does not exist, for many differing thoughts continually occur to us.

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