Friday, August 23, 2019

"Is the Peace Corps truly accomplishing what it promotes itself to be?"

Many people both within and outside of the Peace Corps network have mixed feelings on the effectiveness of volunteers and the goals of the organization. For two years, I've had many conversations, a...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

"Home" has become an elusive concept for me.

For the first seventeen years of my life, Home was the 3rd floor apartment in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, followed by the 1950s-style single-family home in Queens Village. It was brick and mortar; 3-bedrooms, 2-stories, a garage,...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

I haven't bought my ticket home yet.

Yes, part of the excuse is that Peace Corps hasn't sent me the funds yet, but that's really just a cover-up for the real reason: I have a hard time letting go. Buying that ticket will seal the deal and put me into hyperdrive towards...

Friday, April 12, 2019

In the pouring rain on the first Friday of May, 2017, my parents and I made our way to New York University's Wasserman Center. I had been here before; I spent the Summer of 2011 working as a camp counselor for a High School program at NYU and we ate all our meals in th...

Friday, February 1, 2019

"Who do people say that I am?...Who do you say I am?", Jesus asked his disciples one day. Some told him what folks were saying on the grapevine. One disciple, affectionately called "The Rock" (way before Dwayne Johnson btw), said to him: "You are the Christ."

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© 2019 by Arielle M. Benjamin

Matthew 5:16

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