The Haitian Renaissance

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  It’s right around 7:30 pm and I have just landed in Miami. All around me the hum of life fills my senses and I am thankfully for this much-needed infusion of energy. As my recent posts had indicated, over the course of the last 8-days I interacted with scores of people in a wide-array

  A few months ago I passed along one of my favorite quotes which went something like this: “One day your life will pass before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” If I lived to be 100 years old, I may never have a day that surpasses today in scope or in sheer importance.

  Three years ago today close to 300,000 Haitians lost their lives in less than a minute. If death wasn’t a cruel enough fate for the fallen, most found their way into the back of dump trucks and were unceremoniously buried in mass graves in a place called Titanyen. Only Dante could embrace such an

New Haiti Preparing to Dawn

Thursday, 10 January 2013 by

Haiti Trip (January); Day Three: It’s dusk in Haiti and all around me the ballet of change from work-to-rest is full to view. Unfortunately for me, my workday is hours from completion and I am miles away from my next appointment. Since I will not have access to the Internet until much later this evening,

Progress on 3 Different Fronts in Haiti

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 by

  Haiti Trip (January); Day Two: It’s a little after 9:30 pm and I’ve just excused myself from the dinner table. While today was filled with many important conversations, the main thrust of my activities fell into these three categories: The mass grave initiative in Titanyen Job creation opportunities in underserved communities Crisis management for

  Haiti Trip; (December) Day Seven: While there is so much that I would like to share with you regarding today’s historic developments, I sorry to say that this installment will be short on details as I am thoroughly exhausted and I am having a great of difficulty seeing the keyboard. With that being said,

  After years of examining the relationship between host countries and the Non-governmental organizations that operate within their borders, I have come to the realization that vulnerable nations remain vulnerable and easily exploited when they cede administrative control of their country to outside interest.  One needs to look no further than the country of Haiti

Mole Accepts A New Brother

Sunday, 20 May 2012 by

Haiti Trip; Day Six: I have just returned from my third trip to the rural Northwest section of Haiti, and the fishing village of Mole Saint-Nicolas. I am filthy, exhausted and covered with so many mosquito bites I look like I have the measles. And do you know what? I couldn’t be happier! While there

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Day Seven: In a seemingly endless run of good luck, I am happy to report the following developments. (FYI-Due to confidentiality restrictions placed upon me, I can only discuss today’s activities in “general” terms. I will, however, provide full disclosure of all individuals and/or companies when I am legally allowed to do so.) Earlier today,

A Humble Helper Arrives

Tuesday, 03 April 2012 by

Day Six:  It is Monday morning and I am back in Port au Prince after spending two days in Mole Saint-Nicolas. While nobody can predict the future, I would not be surprised if the events of the last 48 hours will be talked about for years to come. While this space doesn’t allow for great

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