This page is home to our Video Files.  Sometimes Internet Speeds are not adequate to stream these videos.  If you have trouble viewing any video, please click the download link to view it much faster that way! They are all grouped by Event and the Newest Videos are at the top.  Enjoy!

Our Puppy: Pula 

These are short videos of our beloved little Maltese Puppy, Pula.  She was born on Jan 23rd, 2014 and weighs in at roughly 5-6 pounds.  Pula, her name, comes from the Setswana language spoken in Botswana, Africa where we stayed for 2 years.  It mean Rain, which is a special commodity there, and also means Success, Celebration, Hurrah and other expressions of good completion and is shouted out load by crowds after all public meetings, soccer matches, presidential addresses and any other gathering.

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Pula with the Kittens (Download Only)              Download
Pula in the beginning (Download Only)              Download
Pula and her Girlfriend (Download Only)            Download

Peace Corps – Botwana, Africa  (09/11 to 11/13)

Welcome to our Peace Corps Video Collection!   These are short videos of various event or scenes during our service.  

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YouTube Video of or Closing Ceremony               (Stream Only)
Lions at Madikwe Park                              Download
Ghanzi Metal Fest 2013 JM and Nate Solos           Download  (JM Favorite!)
Ghanzi Metal Fest 2013 Local Band                  Download
Traditional African Dancing 1                      Download
Traditional African Dancing 2                      Download
Baboons Butts...                                   Download
Cape Town - Rugby Game Sample                      Download
Cape Town - Top of Table Mountain                  Download
Cape Town - Chopper Ride around 1 of 5             Download
Cape Town - Chopper Ride around 2 of 5             Download
Cape Town - Chopper Ride around 3 of 5             Download
Cape Town - Chopper Ride around 4 of 5             Download
Cape Town - Chopper Ride around 5 of 5             Download
Supriya Village for Clothing Drive 1               Download
Supriya Village for Clothing Drive 2               Download
Supriya Village for Clothing Drive 3               Download
Mokolodi Snakes 1                                  Download
Mokolodi Snakes 2                                  Download
Khale Hill with JK and Nate 1                      Download
Khale Hill with JK and Nate 2                      Download
The Sock on the Head Game                          Download
Victoria Falls                                     Download
Victoria Falls - Devils Pool                       Download (Best Video - Must See!)
Victoria Falls - Devils Pool from a Distance       Download
Victoria Falls - Bridge                            Download
Victoria Falls - Monkeys                           Download
Seals in Namibia                                   Download
Durban Jump 1st Half                               Download
Durban Jump 2nd Half                               Download
Cool Dung Bettle                                   Download
Giraffes in Africa                                 Download
Grasshopper Bush                                   Download
360 Degree View of Molepolole                      Download
Our Training Home - Part 1 of 3                    Download
Our Training Home - Part 2 of 3                    Download
Our Training Home - Part 3 of 3                    Download

 

John Mark and his band in the Peace Corps 

While we were in the Peace Corps, I had the opportunity to play drums with my great friend Nate Maruso, a very talented young musician who happened to live in a small village only 10 miles away.  We played with some local Botswana who had an old shed out back and a bunch of old musical instruments including a PA,  some Amps and a drum kit.  We played at a few local bars for fun and enjoyed spending some Saturday nights with the local music scene.  We also had the opportunity to organize and teach drums and guitar at the Molepolole Community College in my village.  There we had a nice drum set, lots of great guitars and amps and a nice mixing board.  Below are some of the videos we made to remember these really great times!

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Ghanzi Metal Fest 2013 JM and Nate Solos           Download  (JM Favorite!)
Ghanzi Metal Fest 2013 Local Band                  Download
JM and Nate Band 1                                 Download
JM and Nate Band 2                                 Download
JM Drum Solo at MCE                                Download
JM Jams at Pub with No Name                        Download
John Drumming 1                                    Download
John Drumming 2                                    Download
Nate and JM Band Take 1                            Download
Nate and JM Band Take 2                            Download
Nate and JM Band Take 3                            Download