My Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest blog post

Not very many people know that after graduating from the University of California at Davis, I joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for two years. In 1986-87, I was a math tutor and librarian for a boarding school run by the Order of the Jesuits in St. Mary’s, Alaska, which is in the rural part of Western Alaska. The following year, I served as a newspaper editor for a prisoners rights union run by a Jesuit priest in San Francisco. Those two years widened my view of the world on so many levels.

JVC Alaska JVs, Fall 1986.
JVC Alaska JVs, Fall 1986.
Sled dog race on the Andreafsky River.
Sled dog race on the Andreafski River.
A beautiful sunset in the dead of winter at 4pm local time.
A beautiful sunset in the dead of winter at 4pm local time.
Tutoring my four students in math.
Tutoring my four students in math.

When I reached out to the JVC: Northwest to let them know about my novel, they kindly asked me to write a blog about how my book and my life today were informed by my years in the JVC. The blog got published this month, and I wanted to share it here.

You can read the blog post here.

Protesting at San Quentin Prison, Spring 1988.
Protesting at San Quentin Prison, Spring 1988.
Fundraising efforts with my JVC colleague and our Jesuit priest director, Spring 1988.
Fundraising efforts with my JVC colleague and our Jesuit priest director, Spring 1988.

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