The Peace Corps taught me everything I needed to survive the pandemic

I think I learned everything I needed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic during my time in the Peace Corps in Swaziland in the early 1990s - Vaccines are vital - When we arrived to start our three months of training at a compound near Sibebe Rock, we were prepared for Siswati language lessons, teacher training, rules & regulations of the Peace Corps, and cultural immersion. What they failed to fully explain was that when we weren't training, we were being tortured by the Peace Corps Medical Officer with injection after injection of vaccines ... but none of us went home early with a dreaded disease :) Working from home was the norm - Well, kind of. Most of the 100 or so Volunteers were teacher

Practically All-Canadian: Pools #390 to #400

Ahh, this is a special set of 11 pools, as it encompasses my first few months settling into our new life in Canada. We crossed the border on January 2nd, 2019 to start this grand adventure, and was already in my first pool by January 5th. Swimming-wise, I got off to a great start as we set up house in Richmond Hill ... but it was completely by chance that I settled into a great swim town. We rented an Airbnb for our first few months, so we could get the lay of the land and figure out a longer term home. Literally, there was only one place on Airbnb that both had availability for multiple months and would accept us with our two dogs. As it turned out, the location was a 10 minute walk from

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