Life In The Fishbowl
My series of Morning News essays taken from my Peace Corps journals continues today with Life In The Fishbowl.
Posted on December 11, 2003 to Elsewhere
hehe, hence the internet celebrity :D j/k, please regale us with more of your peace corp tales, they're great!
I lived in Bolivia for six months as part of an overseas post-high-school program in 1996. You are so spot-on with your description of the fishbowl! The story made me laugh, right when I needed a laugh. I'm in South Korea now, teaching English and let me tell you... I've re-entered the fishbowl and had forgotten what a mixed blessing it is.
From a couple I know who met in the PC (in Honduras): "This piece was absolutely right on target. It really skewered our peace
corps experience! made jen laugh so hard she cried. it's all true, every
word of it."