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buzzed, B&W
The one thing I didn't really comment about from orientation was the diversity of volunteers. Well, I mentioned a bit of the age gap, but I'd say the diversity of the orientation alone has made this whole AmeriCorps thing almost worth it all. Like I said earlier, the age ranges were from the young 20s on up to probably 60. The backgrounds were so diverse. There were married people, retired people, etc etc. Perhaps the most interesting conversations I had were with this recovering alcoholic. He'd been dry since '83. His life story was interesting, as was his attitude on life. No regrets, not even for his drinking. Everything was an experience that shaped him. That kind of optimistic attitude was pervasive for everyone.


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