Are too many of today’s Peace Corps volunteers spending their time texting friends back home and downloading American television programs instead of interacting with people in their villages? Do their parents hover from afar, like the “helicopter parents” of U.S. university students? Those provocative questions were raised by a reader of my recent post, on how … Continue reading Guest Post: Are Volunteers Over-Connected?
This is my 200th post on Not Exactly Retired, which I started in mid-2015. As we’ve traveled around the United States, spent time in Nepal and served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Moldova, the blog’s audience has kept growing, with more than 26,000 visits so far. Thanks to all of you who have joined us on … Continue reading 200 Posts: Top Ten
Are today’s Peace Corps volunteers over-connected? That’s the question I explore in this article just published by WorldView, the international magazine of the National Peace Corps Association. (A digital image of the article follows, with a link to a PDF version.) Here’s a link to a PDF version of the article: worldview-winter-2016_ourdigitaldivide.