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CC 24: Marshall Islands | Steve Latin-Kasper

CC 24: Marshall Islands | Steve Latin-Kasper

Steve and I had an enjoyable conversation in early March, talking about his experiences as a volunteer in the Marshall Islands back in the '80s, as well as life after coming back from the Peace Corps.  One thing I liked about his story was that music played a big part in his experience in the Peace Corps.  But when he returned to the states, it sort of took a back seat to life and responsibilities.  It's only recently, decades after his service, that he's returned to music, releasing an album with a friend. I often think about the kinds of people that we were during our years in the Peace Corps.  In a way, being in such a unique and sometimes isolating experience frees you to explore parts of you that can sometimes get lost or pushed aside in the "real world."  The trick is being able to meld those two personas - the you before and during Peace Corps - and allowing all those experiences to shape who you are.