7 reasons why your two-week Haiti trip is NOT useless: you’re just looking at it wrong

For the past few years, I have been focused on listening to what it is Haiti really needs. I’ve studied the multitude of problems and listened to the endless solutions. I’ve come to see that no single business plan or organization is going to suffice in pursuit of raising the quality of life and spreading … Continue reading 7 reasons why your two-week Haiti trip is NOT useless: you’re just looking at it wrong

To know and love it still

Ever since I caught wind of Haiti, a high-octane passion has fueled my approach. I was aware of all the problems in the country, but my evangelical background and my middle-class roots fed me American idealism by the spoonful.  As I’ve grown older and explored outside of my home, I have experienced bad first hand. … Continue reading To know and love it still

Breakfast…Coffee…Political Rant

Except this isn't a political rant. Phew, right? I don’t leave my room without being dressed for the day, and when I’m dressed for the day I’m ready to go.  I’m not a huge breakfast guy either, and I don’t really need caffeine. That being said, I love food and I really like coffee, so … Continue reading Breakfast…Coffee…Political Rant

Bassin Zim – Creole for Insane Waterfall

“There is a spirit that lives in the water.” By this point I’ve pretty much checked out completely. John and I are standing in front of Bassin Zim, this beautiful turquoise waterfall in the middle of Haiti. We hopped on motorcycles in the morning and traversed half the country in order to check it out … Continue reading Bassin Zim – Creole for Insane Waterfall

What Happened to Haiti?

Many people ask about what is happening in Haiti, but then check out of the conversation by the time I finish my third sentence. I don’t blame them; it doesn’t really affect us Americans at all. So, I usually have a short-version answer, but the problem in Haiti really is too pressing to be dumbed … Continue reading What Happened to Haiti?