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Posted to: Site Updates
Posted on Oct. 22nd, 2016 | 6:24am EDT by Sam

If you've been browsing the blogs via this site - as opposed to viewing them on Blogger - you may have noticed the site is lacking some polish as well as some major features like blog tags, commenting, and search. Before trying my hand at difficult feature additions, I thought I'd fix one small little issue. And thus began my journey down the rabbit hole. The issue was page titles. The blog-related pages were all displaying generic titles regardless of which post or post list was on the page. The problem and solutions were exactly the same for post pages ...Read More

Breaking Gender Norms

Posted to: Molly and Sam's Big Adventure
Posted on Oct. 3rd, 2016 | 8:51am +04 (12:51am EDT) by Molly Jeanne

The women in town don't think I'm a very good wife. For one thing, I don't have children. For another, my husband is sometimes seen in getups like this one:
But seriously, demonstrating different gender norms and relationship dynamics is an important part of our service here as a couple. Sam's really proud of his cooking, and we try to share it with as many of our friends and neighbors as possible. When I'm hanging up our laundry, he's always ready to help. On the flip side, I go to the hardware store with the plans for any building projects ...Read More

Organizing For School

Posted to: Molly and Sam's Big Adventure
Posted on Oct. 1st, 2016 | 8:19am +04 (12:19am EDT) by Molly Jeanne

So, after traveling pretty extensively throughout September, it's time to get back into the groove of life at site. I spent yesterday in the teacher's lounge at my school, trying to decipher the confusing schedule system they've got in place (which was finalized last week, so now I can get an accurate idea of when and where the English lessons will take place). I also updated my map of the school building, because I'm sick and tired of wandering around trying to find out which classroom my counterpart is in.