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Courage and Hope

I don’t get a chance to blog much anymore, but today, in the midst of my work, I happened upon this online video. (Strangely enough, it is a British supermarket ad – here is the story of the making of the ad). The story it tells took me back more than a decade and caused &hellip Continue reading »

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Let me tell you something about passion

Haiti is still very much on my mind.  It drifts in and out at the oddest times, as if looking for its proper place to settle in the landscape of my life. Memories tend to do this…they wiggle into some crack, sandwiched between this and that, making themselves at home until, obscured by the vibrant &hellip Continue reading »

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You can’t change your feet

When I was little, I loved to balance on the hump in the back of the car (before seat belt laws and child-seats), lean over the seat between my parents, and biff out songs at the top of my skinny voice, imagining myself on the radio someday. Unfortunately, my pitch was as wobbly as a &hellip Continue reading »

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The dreams we have

“No matter hard how they work, how gifted and talented they are, or how big their dreams, the poor have few choices and fewer opportunities to fulfill their God-given potential. These precious human beings, created in God’s image, have been left behind and cast upon the garbage dump of history by circumstances they cannot change. &hellip Continue reading »

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The hope that remains

Certainly, I have much to contemplate in the ways this trip has cut me apart and rearranged the pieces.  I’m still trying to find the right words and feelings. Which is somewhat ironic, as that’s precisely what I was there to teach. On a shoestring budget, our little team completed nine workshops in 16 days, &hellip Continue reading »

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Holding on

I know I’m the classic cliché of the countless foreigners who have walked this way ahead of me, but my stomach is objecting and a lethargic weariness is taking over that has nothing to do with sleep or rest. I feel that I am getting close to the point when all the images I have &hellip Continue reading »

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Rural Haitian Life

We traveled through many villages during our stay in the mountains. AMDH’s Director Ossé St Juste comes from Mombin Crochu, so perhaps he wanted to start the workshops here, so I could experience remote Haiti before the more populated areas. My head is awash in images, but fortunately, my camera has captured a few so &hellip Continue reading »

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High Road to Mombin Crochu

(Note: this post seems so old to me now…we visited Mombin Crochu from April 14-17 – only a week, but seems like a lifetime. No internet for several days.) Rough roads have new meaning for me. After leaving Limbe at 4AM, we picked-up Liz, Ossé and our rental truck in Cap Haitien then headed south &hellip Continue reading »

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