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Reflections on Micronesia

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Micronesia left quite an impression on me. Apparently, typhoons are a big deal in Micronesia. It was kind of tannic and bitter. The U.S.

The Island Hopper to Micronesia

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Our first destination on this trip was Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Getting to these islands is not simple.

Chuuk, formerly known as Truk

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We rejoined the Island Hopper for the short flight to Chuuk. It has a huge lagoon, with lots of islands in it. Chuuk is having a hard time.

Social Enterprise: Black Pearls from Nukuoro Atoll

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I found out that there is a hierarchy of remote islands. These have small airstrips. So, there was this nice brochure about black pearls.

Guam and the Consortium

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The final stop for my Micronesia trip was Guam, a U.S. territory. The presence is growing: the U.S. Not quite ready for students, yet!

Donna Leads a Home Visit to a Blind Toddler

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She has also made Micronesia her professional mission focus. I'm dedicated, but not that dedicated! The community helps out.