A flower catches my attention out of the corner of my eye. Brilliant red, and surrounded by fluttering clouds of small butterflies of every different shade and hue. As my senses are captivated by this scene, my foot slips out from under me, and I am falling. This is not an uncommon occurrence. Morne Michele,… more →
I have felt myself hit a wall, which cannot be breached, a mountain, which cannot be scaled. This obstruction forms before me as soon as the words slip out of my mother’s, father’s, friend’s mouths, as they ask me, “How was Haiti?”. “It was good”, is my first response, which falls about a million words… more →
https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/08/23/you-made-million-what-would-you/VvRMYeb9SemivUavpfWp7J/story.html If you made $120 million, what would you do? ON NOVEMBER 9, 2012, the morning after the sale of Kayak was announced, Paul English woke up to find his picture on the front page of The Boston Globe. “Priceline makes a $1.8 billion deal for Kayak” read the headline. The caption added: “Kayak cofounder… more →
A majority of the traveling we have done in Haiti has been in vans provided by one of our partner schools, CFFL, and near the end of my internship, after many hours in these vans, I began to notice a peculiar affect arising from this mode of transport. We drive around in a sealed… more →
“Mache Mache!” Shouted a young boy who passed me among the hubbub of the Thursday Mirebalais market.The buzzing energy of his exclamation matched the general frantic of the market, and I imagine he could sense the overwhelming sensations I was experiencing as a blan in the Haitian markets. The Mirebalais market is an incomprehensible yet… more →
Photo: pbs.org Despite reports, Haiti not joining the African Union From World News, a Flipboard topic pbs.org · A Haitian flag is used as an ornament by a spectator attending a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Battle of Vertire. Haiti maintains a close connect… Read on Flipboard Read on pbs.org
It is Haiti Flag Day today!Bonjou tout moun . HAITI Pou Ayiti peyi Zansèt yo Se pou n mache men nan lamen Nan mitan n pa fèt pou gen trèt Nou fèt pou n sèl mèt tèt nou An nou mache men nan lamen Pou Ayiti ka vin pi bèl An nou, an nou,… more →
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