I'm getting close to the epic conclusion of "A Valiant Effort." It looks like I'll finish typing it up way before June. In all likelihood, I will be done by the end of April. Then I can print off some hard copies for my records and edit it.
I recently heard from Richard and Emily, two of the friends whom I made on Kosrae. Richard is an RPCV who served in Jamaica. He basically became my mentor, and has had a lot of awesome adventures in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. Emily has become the bubbly, outgoing Southern cousin that I never had and has been bitten by the traveling bug again after doing some medical work. Both helped me out a lot when I was down and out on Kosrae and I am still grateful for it. Needless to say, both of them will be in the book. The good guys (and girls) deserve some press, too.