Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello Friends!

Hey all,
This is my blog for the coming few weeks that I will be spending in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa as well as my time spent in the Peace Corps for the following 2-3 years. I am hoping to update as often as limited internet access will allow. Feel free to post comments, send me an email at or just come and visit me, wherever I may be. Thanks for the love and support.

Peace and Love,


  1. TO MY DEAREST FAVORITE SON: How proud I am of your accomplishments as you step into this next adventure of your life. Just remember that anything can happen on an adventure and it is still OK, so you just do your best and move forward. It is similar to life. Don't forget to communicate as often as possible with your parents and remember that your mother does not have to know everything especially if you were closely killed. Be as safe as possible and return to us a new man. Love Mom:)

  2. Marty et al,

    Not sure that Mario will get this message but please pass along that I
    was at Mom's tonight and was able to open and read his entire Blog to
    her. She enjoyed it very much and wants him to know he is a great
    writer. She knew that through all the letters you wrote her but it was
    particularly nice to hear of your travels to South Africa.

    As for me, I shared some of your same frustrations with those trips to
    Nicaragua. Some of the happiest people I have ever met living in
    complete poverty. It is an emotional experience.

    Grandma is praying for the success of your trip and I will be also.

    God bless,