Posts Tagged With: Haiti

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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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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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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Off to a good start…

Our first writing workshop took place in Cap Haitien on the breezy veranda  of Brise de Mer, overlooking the bay beside the Medical Ambassadours of Haiti (AMDH) headquarters.  How would it be received? It’s one thing to deliver writing workshops in my own language and in my own country, but to come to an unfamiliar &hellip Continue reading »

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Ribbon of wealth

My first thought is that the city of Cap Haitien is a war zone. Originally built for a population of 50,000, it swelled to an estimated 500,000 – 750,000 after the 2009 mudslides and the 2010 earthquake.  Because it has an airport, the city is the introduction to Haiti for those who fly into the &hellip Continue reading »

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The days to come…

It is Thursday and I’ve been in Haiti for nine days. For much of this, we have been traveling in the mountains and without internet, so in the days to come I will try to get caught up on my experiences. I do want to share this incredible journey with you, as it happens, but &hellip Continue reading »

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And so it begins…

Well, I’m now on my way to Haiti to teach others to document their stories. Right now, I’m sitting in Toronto Airport, putting in three hours until my flight into Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. i will be met there by my friends and we then drive across the border into Haiti….my home for &hellip Continue reading »

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