‘For the fallen there is only silence. It is we who make the noise.’ These words came to me in 2010 when I first knelt amongst the visible bones and human carnage in Titanyen. They struck me like a hammer to an anvil and they still resonate within my soul each and everyday. As
4 years ago today close to 300,000 Haitians lost their lives in less time than it will take you to read this post. If being crushed to death wasn’t a cruel enough fate, most of the innocent victims found their way into the back of dump trucks and were unceremoniously deposited into mass burial
It’s the end of my third day in-country and I am already tired to the bone. In any event, today was a good day for Haiti as discernible progress was made within each of the following categories: Enhanced trauma response through the introduction of a nationwide air ambulance program Promotion of peace and social
My day began shortly after sunrise and I’m only now experiencing the sanctuary of a quiet moment to reflect upon my activities. While today was filled with many important conversations, the main thrust of my meetings fell within these three categories: The creation of wellness centers to address the psychiatric needs of traumatized Haitians
It’s early Wednesday morning and I am awaiting my flight from Tampa to Miami en route to Haiti. Since I will be on the go from the moment I deplane in Port au Prince, I thought it wise to check-in before fully engaging in the tasks that await me. Though I will be in
In August, while mapping out new GPS coordinates for unmarked mass graves in Haiti, I discovered that one of the main mass grave sites in Titanyen was once again being used as a landfill for garbage. Though filled with great rage and immense sadness at what I had uncovered, I resolved then and there
After 3 days of private meetings with some of Haiti’s most powerful individuals, I need a drink. Of course, with mass manifestations (protests, marches, other??) planned for the 18th, I think it’s a good time to leave the country and enjoy my drink in the comfort and safety of my own home. …and my
‘To contemplate is to look at shadows (Victor Hugo),’ but to live a life of purpose, and to serve the hopeless masses, one must engage the shadows in dance. Today my dance card was full….
I’m at Miami’s International Airport on my way to Haiti for three days of meetings. Unlike previous trips, for security reasons and confidentiality requirements, posts from this trip will be mainly to confirm my well-being. Have a great day and be well…
It’s a little after 5:00pm and I’ve just returned to my home away from home here in Haiti to grab a quick bite to eat before heading off to another meeting. Since I will not return until later this evening, here is today’s installment. While today was filled with various important conversations, the
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