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Monthly Archives: January 2013
On clear, cold winter mornings the pre-dawn air is thin, the paving salts have turned the blacktop silver grey. I pedal deliberately, the only bicycle amid few automobiles. I coast over every bridge and through every turn, dangling my right … Continue reading
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
A Haitian broom is a charming piece of folk craft; a sturdy branch about four feet long and an inch in diameter tied off at one end with hundreds of narrow leaves that bunch out unruly as a cheerleader’s pom. … Continue reading
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
In conjunction with the the third anniversary of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, several newspapers have published essays about my experiences in Haiti. Over the next few weeks I will post them on my blog. Here is the first one, which the Worcester … Continue reading
I am on vacation this week, but want to share this wonderful picture of students on the stairs of the Mission of Hope school. Happy New Year to all.