Sunday, December 12, 2004

Here we are in Bulgaria

Weeks, nay months, have passed since I started this blog and in the interim I have traveled halfway around the world and learned how to be a Peace Corps volunteer in three easy lessons. I don't believe I wrote that. Actually, the business of being a Peace Corps volunteer involves working at community development, which is a many faceted endeavor and not at all simple. The good news is that I am not counting the days until my tour ends. In fact I am having the time of my life.

Today I have spent nearly 8 hours at my computer doing research and writing to friends and associates. It is freezing outside, but my room where I work is comfortable -- one might even say cozy. I am wired in to the world at my fingers and I wonder how it must have been for the early Peace Corps volunteers who lacked computers and the internet. How did they survive and do their work? I'm glad I have the benefit of modern communication technology.