It was an impossible dream

January 20, 2014

When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. announced his dream from atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, it seemed impossibly idealistic. (more…)

4th earthquake anniversary: discovering my role

January 14, 2014

The earthquake that struck Haiti four years ago this Sunday was the deadliest natural disaster in the history of our hemisphere. But it wasn't the strength of the quake that primed Haiti for such unimaginable death and destruction. (more…)

No Place Like Home

December 26, 2013

I’ve not seen many grown men sob like Eddy’s father did. Mr. Felix was trying to explain that he had never agreed to send his 10-year-old son away, even though the neighbors kept pushing him to. The neighbors saw inRead More »

a baby who didn’t belong

December 24, 2013

I knew I belonged in Haiti before I met the woman who I’d come to belong to. Teddi Ann and I met in graduate school where I’d gone after my first two years in Haiti. We were still just friendsRead More »

Choodly’s Greatest Christmas Gift

December 19, 2013

Children all around the world embody joy, curiosity and love. Children in Haiti are no different. They laugh and play, ask endless questions, and eagerly anticipate the next school vacation. The beaming smile above belongs to 13-year-old Choodly, who livesRead More »