Tag Archives: Grand Goave

Haiti Update

Many readers of The Awkward Pose became followers during my period of working in Haiti.  It has been months since I wrote about Haiti, so here is some news:     1. Mission of Hope school is up and running. … Continue reading

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Return to Haiti

The flight from Boston to Miami was uneventful. I had my usual exit row window seat, 18F.  Next to me was a geeky young blond guy who nodded in greeting before donning headphones for the duration. I boarded the flight … Continue reading

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Island within Island

Islands are sanctuaries.  We are drawn to their simple clarity.  Their geographic confines liberate our psyche.  We envision life on an island as purer and more satisfying. My life in Haiti is simpler than my life in the United States.  … Continue reading

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Adopted by an Orphan

This is another essay published in conjunction with the third anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. This appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine on January 20, 2013 under the title ‘The Boy Who Adopted Me’.   I reach down; a small black hand … Continue reading

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Buckeye Logic Comes to Magic Haiti

This is the second of four articles I had published in conjunction with the third anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.  This article was published in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer on January 11, 2013. Since the 2010 Haiti earthquake I have made sixteen trips … Continue reading

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Mission of Hope Sermon

Lex and Renee invited me to speak at their church on the last Sunday of my regular visits to Haiti.  We are planning to move classes into the new school in January.  Even though I tried to use simple words … Continue reading

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It Takes a Conglomerate

Anyone who subscribes to the quaint idea that it takes a village to raise a child need only consider what it takes to keep my little chum Dieunison and his older brother Jerry in school.  A village exists in Grand … Continue reading

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What does it mean to Be Like Brit?

This is the speech I gave last night at the BeLikeBrit gala. Someone told me that there is an NGO for every 750 people in Haiti.  I never verified that statistic but it feels about right.  NGO’s are everywhere.  Oxfam … Continue reading

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Death Comes to Grand Goave

Death comes to Haiti so arbitrary it shatters any illusion that we control our destiny.  Hurricane Sandy is on her third day of delivering heavy rain to Grand Goave.  Unlike Isaac, who quickly shuffled through his fierce gales and heavy … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Babies Delivered

A few months ago I considered the different circumstances of my pregnant yoga teacher in Boston and the pregnant woman who lives at the bottom of the hill from Be Like Brit in Grand Goave, Haiti. I am happy to … Continue reading

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