Love

Originally posted on Peace Corps Thailand Magazine:
Michael Marano, 129 TCCS “There’s nothing left… Just love. That’s all there is. Love.” * When I heard that it was my dad who said those words I was at first alarmed. Not only was he mostly unresponsive at the time, but I had never heard him say…

Not Taking It On

Originally posted on Peace Corps Thailand Magazine:
Michael Marano, 129 TCCS There are a lot of things you don’t have to take on. – June Diane Before I joined the Peace Corps I assumed that I would be cut off from all technological communication, sending letters through the mail that would end up in the…

An Island Curse

Originally posted on Peace Corps Thailand Magazine:
Michael Marano, 129 TCCS In moments of intense excitement, I tend to feel invincible. Thus was the case as I stood in front of my mirror with a beard trimmer and a pair of dulled scissors and decided to give myself a haircut. I wanted to look good…