04/17/2014 - 10:00am
Kaitlyn Huisinga Munro is 2004 graduate of Clarion-Goldfield High School. Since last summer, she has taught in Myanmar. She previously wrote in the Monitor about teaching and everyday life in the country.
Last spring, tending bar back in Clarion for a few months before I departed, I finalized my plans to live and teach in Burma/Myanmar.
03/12/2014 - 3:20pm
I’ve been asked to submit my thoughts on my day to day life in Myanmar, and tie it to Iowa. This is easily accomplished: I’ve met people everywhere I’ve lived who have variations on the same basic wants, needs, dreams, and routines. People struggle to make ends meet. They want the best for their kids, or at least better options...
02/26/2014 - 2:37pm
“Where are you from?” my cab driver eyes me in the rearview mirror, flowers and a fading picture of Aung San Suu Kyi dangling from it precariously. When it spins I can see a picture of President Obama on the reverse side.
“America,” I tell him. His eyes widen, and he points to the Obama side of the image.