I was in the town of Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan, serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in a country not too far from Afghanistan. As one of the few volunteers who had a telephone, I was automatically designated as a safety warden, the go-to person Peace Corps contacted in a time of emergency and the person who is then responsible for relaying that message to the many phoneless volunteers in her area.
September 11 also happens to be my birthday.
When I received the phone call, the selfish person that I am thought, "Oh, how nice! Peace Corps is calling to wish me a happy birthday."
10 September 2004
Jodi in Kyrgyzstan, 11 September 2001
Jodi of the Asia Pages, has posted a memoir of where she was three years ago on 11 September.