As part of my Peace Corps service (2015-17) I wrote a blog and posted photos in an ongoing journal titled Postcards From Cambodia. The final entry in this series is The Last Postcard. As you scroll down, you can read my Peace Corps saga in reverse.
This particular photo looks a little spooky, but these neighborhood kids peeking through the fence were just curious about the PCVs nextdoor who were building an organic garden. The mask was the little girl's playful attempt to get our attention. It worked!
Some of those small stories from my blog emerged into a bigger book: Mistranslations from the Kingdom of Wonder: a Senior Peace Corps Volunteer in Cambodia— which weighs in at about 64,000 words with photos and poems —now in search of a publisher.