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Huancayo, Peru from 1970-1973
I was a volunteer in Huancayo, Peru from 1970-1973. When I entered Peace Corps, I was a recent graduate with a physics major and I was assigned to be a teacher trainer for three years and I lived in Peru for five more years after my service. One of my proudest accomplishments is that although I barely made it through Peace Corps language training, by the end of my service I had reached FSI level 4 in speaking, reading, and writing.
Since then I have served as the President of the Maryland Returned Volunteers and started the annual Peace Corps History lecture series that is now hosted by the Shriver Center at University of Maryland in Baltimore County.
Of course, Peace Corps is not the only thing I am interested in. In addition to doing a lot of writing for Wikipedia, I am also a frequent contributor to “Slashdot: News for Nerds” that has a daily audience of millions of readers - hundreds of times as large as our audience at PCOL. I am one of Slashdot’s top ten contributors having written over 150 stories for Slashdot on subjects ranging from science and engineering to religion and civil liberties. I have even contributed several stories to Slashdot about the Peace Corps that have been well received. I also write a blog about my hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma where my wife and I now reside. You can read more about my interests at: