Tag Archives: Haiti

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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Giving Thanks for the Unexpected

Of the many, many things I have to be thankful for today, Dieunison stands out as the most unexpected blessing in my life. When he adopted me in 2010 I could not have realized how much he would personify everything … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Magazine – Raising Roofs to Sweeping Dirt

Architecture by Moonlight has officially launched! Many thanks to Susanne Althoff, Francis Storrs, Hans Schulz, and the Boston Globe Magazine for publishing an excerpt; New England Mobile Book Fair, Book Ends, Harvard Bookstore, and Calamus for hosting readings, Joe McDonough … Continue reading

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Architecture by Moonlight

Architecture by Moonlight: Rebuilding Haiti, Redrafting a Life, is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and University of Missouri Press. Please join me at an author event around Boston, and attend a remembrance at the Cambridge Public Library on January … Continue reading

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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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Remember Haiti

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. 250,000 people died.  Aid flooded in, some seeped out. The disaster has been eclipsed by Oklahoma tornadoes and Philippine typhoons and New York City hurricanes. Most Haitians have reestablished a daily … Continue reading

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A Final Haitian Exchange

The Hotel Olaffson was distinctly less magical on the morning of the Day of the Dead. I got up shortly after seven to dress and pack; we had to leave for the airport by eight.  I decided to replenish our … Continue reading

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