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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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Finished…

Architectural design is a process that begins with grand concepts and evolves into tedious minutiae.  It is not always linear, we often circle back to ensure that the part and the whole work together, but in general architects work from … Continue reading

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Everybody is Here!

Haiti has nine million people. I often say that if you come here for a week you see half of them; everyone lives outside and people love to spend their time parading the streets.  Any activity brings hoards of onlookers … Continue reading

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Driving into Dawn

Pastor Akim, one of MoHI’s regular drivers, must like to get up early. He tells me we will leave at 5 am for my ten o’clock flight out of PAP.  I ask him to knock on my door in the … Continue reading

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Haiti is for Lovers

By and large the people who carve out a piece of their life to work in Haiti are interesting folk.  There are new missionaries every time I return to Mirlitone and, aside from the over-zealous, I enjoy them.  Occasionally someone’s … Continue reading

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Building Stairs

Yesterday we began building the main stairs at Mission of Hope, our first permanent concrete stairs.  Like all ‘first days’ of a new phase in the work, it goes very slow and the miscommunication is rampant.  It takes us about … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Occasion

One hallmark of Haitian culture is gathering together to mark the start of an event.  A collective pause or prayer precedes daily meals, laborers gather before each work day; and we mark construction milestones with impromptu but elaborate ceremonies.  At … Continue reading

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One for the Record Book

This morning at 1 am we completed pouring the first floor of MoHI School; MoHI’s largest concrete pour to date, perhaps the largest ever in Grand Goave.  We started pouring at 10 am on Friday and thirty-nine hours later had … Continue reading

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The Things We Carried

A week or so before I return to Haiti I send a ‘Mule to Haiti’ email to my connections asking what they want me to bring down.  I am allowed one 50 pound bag in coach, a second costs forty … Continue reading

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