Archives for the month of: August, 2014

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This will help educate many.
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Thanks for what you all do!

Sara in Peace Corps Guinea

Today volunteers in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia received the information that we will be sent home for an undetermined amount of time as a cautionary move against the rising risk of Ebola.

Electron micrograph image of the Ebola virus. Electron micrograph image of the Ebola virus.

Friends and family back home are overjoyed at the news, but volunteers in-country are stumbling around in a state of shock. Projects that have taken months of sweet-talking the authorities, grueling grant applications, planning every step of the way have to be left now – postponed indefinitely. Bags must be packed. Close of Service dates for volunteers preparing to leave will be moved up. Pre-service training has been stopped dead in its tracks for the recently arrived group of volunteers. Somehow, we must all find the words to explain to our friends and host-families the harsh truth that we are leaving and don’t know when we will be back.


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We appreciate and respect Native-American history. There are many aspects of this blog we can truly relate to. Very thought provoking. The commercial is remembered and this topic is very familiar. Wannabees. Why? Perhaps some are trying to find a way to connect with someone or something in search of belonging to a great nation of people who where here first, for some financial gain, attention and for others – who knows? All we can do is be true to ourselves and love ourselves for who we are whether our ancestry is of Native American, African, Asian, European or is of whomever.
For those who are interested, there are also reputable genealogist who are willing to trace lineage in one’s family.


Russell Cobb | This Land Press | August 2014 | 16 minutes (3,976 words)

This Land PressFor this week’s Longreads Member Pick, we are thrilled to share a brand new essay from Oklahoma’s This Land Press, just published in their August 2014 issue. This Land has been featured on Longreads often in the past—you can support them here.
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The HealthyCross is all about health.  Back to school is right around the corner and immunization records are a necessary part of a child’s school records in many school districts across the nation.  Also, October through March is recognized as peak season for the flu virus and many employers strongly reinforce flu vaccinations for their employees especially in the healthcare fields.

What is your opinion about immunizations and flu vaccinations in this country?  Why do you think some  parents and people opt out?  Share your ideas and thoughts.

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