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was Peace Corps the only exciting thing that happened in my life?

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Writing assignments I've committed to:
* how Peace Corps turned me Mormon for Exponent II
* essay about my grandmother as recounted in my last post for the Peace Corps/Philippines alum group contribution to the 50th anniversary

Yesterday evening I went back to my grad school alma mater to hear the new Peace Corps director speak about public service. I didn't stick around for the Q&A, but the event was a (much-deserved) self-congratulatory celebration of PC service. First there was a video showing volunteers over the years, and then Mr. Williams spoke. He's a great speaker, and he definitely catered to the returned volunteers who made up the majority of the audience. Though I have mixed feelings about SAIS, I do have some fond memories. I had arrived a little earlier so I went to the library and said hello to some of the staff who'd made my life in grad school a little easier, and then in the venue itself I'd sat between the dean of students and the director of career services, both of whom surprisingly remembered me.

I told MoBob that Mr. Williams mentioned an 85 year old Peace Corps volunteer currently serving in southern Morocco. Wow.
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On February 25th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC), ext_172444 commented:
When I was in PC Kenya, we had a couple in their 80s serving.
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On February 25th, 2010 08:31 am (UTC), congogirl commented:
I am so joining PC when I'm in my 80s.
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On February 25th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
You'd be a great volunteer at any age.
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