Today I launched ThirdGoal.com

When President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, he created three simple goals for the organization. The third goal was (and still is) to “Help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans.” And so Third Goal was born. Third Goal was created out of a desire …

False Automatic Reminders

Last week, my personal listserve sent out an automatic e-mail that I programmed more than two years ago saying that if all went well, I would be returning from the Peace Corps in mid-August. Oops. Guess I forgot to remove that message. It is, however, remarkable at how much has taken place in the past …

No Pearce on Farewell T-Shirt

Remember Earl Brown? You know, the Peace Corps country director in Guyana who sent me home for maintaining this personal website? He still has it in for me; poor guy. The GUY10 group’s, the 23 volunteers I started my tour with two years ago, close of service is in August. Some have already returned to …

Building Peace Corps Websites

More Peace Corps irony. Twice this week I received requests from Peace Corps volunteers asking for help in building Peace Corps related websites (either for volunteers or the communities they are serving). Though I’m flattered, it seems people are forgetting that I got kicked out of the Peace Corps for building websites (e.g. this very …