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"Hey Joe" - Poems and Stories from the Peace Corps Paperback – March 26, 2013
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About the Author
The author was born in 1946 - the first year of the Baby Boomers. From 1968-1970, he did a two-year stint in the Peace Corps in the Philippines teaching high school modern mathematics. He taught junior and senior high math for eleven years, and later went on to become a computer full-fledged geek. He currently spends his winters in Florida and summers in the Adirondacks of upstate NY - with his 35-year-old African Gray Parrot, Little Pete. Other hobbies include playing piano and guitar as well as painting watercolors.
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The text is interlaced with words in the local dialect(s) often in the beginning with a translation in parentheses. There are several nice poems. All in all, an enjoyable read.
Mr. Nicholas shows how your life becomes involved in the community and with the people, and in doing so he shows what it is like to live in the Philippines among the wonderful Filipino people. Of course, Bob doesn't neglect to describe the usual problems of living in another culture: unusual food, giant bugs and unusual or non-existent toilets. At the same time you clearly feel his loneliness and inner conflict.
Most surprising, to me, was his description of reverse culture shock. What he describes, is the way I felt upon my return. Bob clearly shows the reader what it is like to return to the USA after living in another culture for two years.