It’s approximately 9:30pm and I’ve just finished eating dinner. While today was filled with numerous important conversations, the main thrust of my activities fell into these four categories: The transition of the largest resettlement camp(s) into a legally recognized city, The implementation of a mentoring program for senior officials within the Haitian government, In-depth
Just after sunrise, I met with Father Frechette (a well respected religious figure and hospital administrator) to discuss his experiences and activities in Titanyen. For years Father Frechette has provided dignity for the dead by burying murder victims of the coups, epidemics, and various natural disasters (hurricanes and the earthquake). Additionally, he has
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
Since it will be quite late before I regain cell phone coverage, here is today’s post: In a few hours I will be joined in Haiti by two colleagues of mine from the States; Stan Wilkins and Todd Welch. Stan is the camera man who filmed the 60 Minutes segment that changed the course of
HR&DC CEO Jim Lange meets with Mariam Yardani of Viva Rio. It’s a little before 8:00 pm and, though I have only been in-country for two days, I must confess that I am already physically beaten up and worn out. (At this rate, this is going to be a very, very long trip.)
It’s very early Thursday morning and I have just landed in Miami on my way to Port au Prince, Haiti. Since I will be in meetings from the moment I deplane in Port au Prince, I thought it best to check-in now while I have a access to the Internet. As has become my routine,
Haiti Trip (March); Day Five: It’s been said that the best bridge between hope and despair is a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately for me, last night the bridge was closed. In any event, in a few minutes I will depart for the airport in Port au Prince en-route to Mole Saint-Nicolas. Since Mole does
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.
Divine Intervention Yields An Opportunity to Thank Those Who Handled The Dead Following Haiti’s 2010 Earthquake
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
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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