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  Haiti Trip ( December); Day Two: It’s a little after 11:00 pm and I am finally able to jot down a few notes before I call it a day. While my activities today covered a wide array of individuals and topics, I’m happy to report that one of Haiti’s most respected family’s has agreed

  Haiti Trip (December); Day One: Throughout my Haitian journey there has been countless moments filled with Fellini-like irony and satire. Sometimes these moments bring a smile to my face and other times these moments make me cry. Today contained a moment that was so absurdly ironic that I was left with speechless and expressionless.

  Haiti Trip (December); Final Preparation: It’s 11:00 PM and I have just finished packing for my upcoming trip to Haiti. As has become my custom, for 8-days I will travel throughout the country continuing my quest to provide dignity for the dead in Titanyen and hope and opportunity for the living. Though I’ll be

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A Quiet Hero Offers His Help

Thursday, 17 May 2012 by

Haiti Trip; Day Three: In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, many brave and honorable Haitians answered the call of duty in ways that can only be described as “heroic.” Some risked their very lives by climbing into the bowels of collapsed and teetering buildings, all in an effort to aid those in critical need.

Haiti Trip; Day 8. I am in the Miami airport and my itinerary says that I am halfway home. The truth, however, is a bit more complicated. All around me my fellow travelers dart from here to there, but not me. My body tells me that I’ve darted enough for awhile, so I set my

Pushing Past Adversity

Friday, 20 January 2012 by

Haiti Trip; Day Five. I am haunted by yesterday’s events at Titanyen and sleep will not come to me. The guesthouse I call home is dark and eerily quiet, and while my bunk-mates sleep, I sweep from room to room like an angry ghost. It is no secret to those who know me that I

Another Journey Begins

Thursday, 12 January 2012 by

Day One: Up at 4:45 AM begin my trip to Haiti. (Is it just me or does everyone look greenish grey at 4:45 AM?) After two great flights, the kind where the plane lands on the runway and you can walk away, I arrived in Haiti and began my work. Today’s agenda included: feeding the

Day One of my trip to Haiti is coming to a close. I thought I’d chech-in and let everyone know that I am OK. Today was a bit frustrating with  flight delays, but touring the city of Port au Prince reminded me of why I am here. Tomorrow, I’m traveling to the mass grave/landfill just

In most real estate transactions, the three most important factors to consider when buying land are: location, location, location.  In Haiti’s real estate market, these 8 factors obstruct every potential real estate transaction: Haiti is an island and, as such, land is a finite commodity Elite families own and control most of Haiti’s useable real

Here is a tremendously moving article written by Jim Lange, CEO of Haiti Recovery & Development Company that was just published in the Tampa Tribune entitled A call for help on Haiti’s sacred ground.  In the article, Jim announces his first of its kind idea where he wrote: “I have set my sights on raising