Category Archives: Haiti

Objecting to the Truth as I See It

The following essay was published in WBUR Cognoscenti on March 31, 2015: Narrative non-fiction is not an objective undertaking; the author determines which facts to include and shapes their interpretation. So how does a writer flesh out the virtues and … Continue reading

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W.E.B. DuBois Says it Better than Me

In Architecture by Moonlight, I struggle to describe my fellow workers. Haitians work ethic is different from ours. I don’t wish to romanticize it, nor imply it’s lesser or greater. Although many find value in my descriptions, the third-world experts … Continue reading

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MIT Takes a Slice of my Life

The MIT Alumni Association publishes a Slice of Life every day. Back in October they made a podcast about my work in Haiti, (MIT Alumni Interview) which proved so successful they followed up with a short video, available on You … Continue reading

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After the Earthquake’s Anniversary

It is incongruous that the fifth anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, on Monday January 12, provided such a flurry of excitement and activity for me. I am just coming off the media blur. However, I was happy to participate … Continue reading

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5 Years after the Haiti Earthquake: 20 Visits & 10 Gifts Received

Five years ago, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of people died, though exact numbers are elusive in that imprecise country. International aid poured in. Some helped, much didn’t, despite First World hubris that we would ‘build back better’. … Continue reading

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Architecture by Moonlight – Reading Group Guide

Here is a Reading Group Guide for Book Clubs who are reading Architecture by Moonlight.  Enjoy!                Reading Group Guide for Architecture by Moonlight: Rebuilding Haiti, Redrafting a Life By Paul E. Fallon Overview … Continue reading

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Return to Haiti: Saint Boniface Hospital Infectious Disease Pavilion

I am off to Haiti early Monday morning, taking a familiar trip that I haven’t made in over a year. I’ll be traveling with Conor Shapiro, Executive Director of Saint Boniface Hospital in Fond des Blancs, the largest hospital in … Continue reading

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