Category Archives: Haiti

Goodbye…

Ten years ago today I published my first post for “Limping in the Light”. In that span, I’ve published 389 posts. (There are a few more that never saw the virtual light of virtual day.) This is #390. It’s also … Continue reading

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Welcome to Haiti, the s***hole

When a well-known racist refers to an entire nation of black people as a s***hole, what is he implying about its residents? He’s implying nothing, subtlety being beyond his middle school intellect. He’s saying outright that, in his opinion, the … Continue reading

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Sweet Charity

In the spirit of making the most of my limited time and energy during this, the most harried stretch of months on my calendar in any given year, I present sweet, simple advice on international aid. When people learn of … Continue reading

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Seven years since the big truck went by…

Certain dates of infamy should never be forgotten. Here are just a few that come quickly to mind for most of us: December 7, 1941 September 11, 2001 April 4, 1968 April 15, 1865 The sad list goes on and … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew fundraising

This is a one-off emergency post to announce the following: From 10/31/16 until 12/31/16, I will donate 50% of all gross sales (not just profits) of “A Slippery Land” to a reputable organization doing Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. (I can’t … Continue reading

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Haiti vs. Matthew

It’s that time again: Pray for Haiti. As I type, hurricane Matthew is pummeling Haiti with winds and rain that could devastate the country. Again. Beautiful cities such as Jacmel on its southern coast are in the line of fire … Continue reading

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“A Slippery Land”

It’s finally done. My first book, a novel about Haiti, is available for sale in paperback or Kindle edition. Here’s the cover: For the sake of completeness, here’s the back cover: I’ve been working on this book in one form … Continue reading

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Accessing Haiti

Haiti on my mind… Perhaps because I’m (self-)publishing a novel about one girl’s life there. Or because Haiti is never far from my heart. After several trips and reading everything I can find about the place and working for a … Continue reading

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Money for something

Every year about this time, I grovel. Begging has become one of my core competencies. I don’t mind, though. First of all, these are good causes. Second, it makes for a relatively easy post. Win-win. The events are also win-win … Continue reading

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The Faces of Haiti – five years later

Haiti. Five years ago today. Earthquake + grinding poverty = total devastation. In honor of a courageous and resilient people whose suffering seems as unending as it is inequitable, I share a few photos of the faces of the country, … Continue reading

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