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Rattling the gates: Letter to my Senators

The past few days have been filled with calls, emails, and social media posts in an attempt to raise awareness of the dire situation at the Son of God Orphanage in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Having received no response from my Senators, I wrote them again today and it occurred to me that it may be […]

Haiti: When words can not be allowed to fail

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Often attributed to Edmund Burke, the sentence above has been running through my mind as frequently as I think of Haiti. In the past 24 hours, between bouts of intense agony and anger, it has been at the top of […]

Some loose ends may stay untied

A month already? It’s hard to believe that a month ago today we arrived in Carrefour. My heart does not believe it, yet my calendar says it is so. Our time there plays like a movie in my head. I promised to share some stories from the displaced persons camp (aka tent city) we visited […]

The world as they knew it

At 4:52 pm on January 12, 2010 life was typical in the city of Port-au-Prince; people were going about their daily lives. A mere 60 seconds later, the earth shook homes, businesses, roads, buildings, schools and infrastructure to pieces. Everything changed in just a few seconds. More than 316,000 people were killed in that moment. […]