Nearing the Return

Following are some of the thoughts bouncing around my head as I prepare for my second summer in Haiti. Close to a year has passed since I left Mirebalais in July last summer, and a year has been spent in reflection and preparation for this summer. The days are slipping by and I feel, at… more →

The Story of a Landscape

(Photo Courtesy of Dr. Alyssa Summers) Along one of our last trips up to Bois Jolie, I paused with Jean Francique, an agronomist in his late twenties who worked with us throughout the summer, to take in a sweeping view of the L’Artibonite Valley. I commented to him that I thought his country was very… more →

The Funeral

By Peter Davis We passed a hearse bedecked with fake flowers as we began our climb up Morne Michel. Heels and ties and tuxes walk down the stones and mud to gather by the hearse at the gate of the dam. The brown soup that skirts the lakeshore contrasts with the red flowers of Delonix regia.… more →