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As you may have noticed, or perhaps not, my website looks different now. There is a lot that Wordpress, my prior blog manager, can do. But it couldn’t do what I needed for it to do, namely be accessible for the bandwidth I have available. I’ve seen the rates routed through my phone go up to 20kbps but 5kps is typical. For reference, dial-up modems work at 56kbps. Wordpress just isn’t useful at these rates.

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School’s finished. Right now we’re in the period of time between when the high school entrance exams and the high school exit exams occur. Work and life are pretty slow. It’s started raining, so most people are out in the fields digging and planting. I’d been doing yoga, following a video another volunteer had given me of an Anglophone yogi dubbed over in Swedish. It isn’t terribly hard to follow after figuring out what “breathe in” and “breathe out” are in Swedish.

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Napussoum 2015 is coming to an end. For three days people came the village to greet and give tribute to our chef. My tribute was roughly two dollars. The arbitrariness of holidays struck me this season. I’m not against holidays, but their temporal rationale seems silly : It’s today! Today is the day that we will have fun. Yesterday was not good enough and tomorrow we’ll have to clean up from today.

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My friend PCV Chris talks and shows a bit about life during our stage in Leo. The I’m a Lazy Volunteer series are links to blog posts written by others. I don’t write them because I’m a lazy Volunteer. So lazy in fact, that I’ll gloss over that this is a link to a video and not blog. I think these are called vlogs? Bvlogs? Vblogs? In Moore to say that someone is making an error, one says, “a tudgdame”.