A Very Complex Child

A Very Complex Child

From July 2, 2021 On Monday in Haiti and on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday here in Florida, I’ve had numerous discussions about Bency. I’ve decided not to go into any detail about what sparked this round of troubles with Bency. In the long litany of Bency’s inappropriate behavior what she did on Sunday was so insignificant it wouldn’t have made…

A Lightness of Being

A Lightness of Being

From July 1, 2021 Yesterday I experienced an unexpected lightness of being. I can’t recall ever having a similar feeling before…and definitely not in the last six tension filled years in Haiti when I hardly ever took the time to truly relax. I kept thinking about the long journey home. I was surprised by the response to yesterday’s delayed Journal.

The Flight from…

The Flight from…

From June 30, 2021 was going to title this Journal entry “The Flight from Hell,” but then I realized that all flights from Haiti could carry that title. But yesterday’s flight from Haiti was not about leaving hellish Haiti but entering a hellish airline nightmare. Allow me to preface the torturous trip to Florida by simply saying that the never-ending…

Morning Window

Morning Window

From June 29, 2021 On travel day (which I dread), either to Florida or Haiti, I always try to leave the Journal readers with something different, special. When I leave Florida, the departure day Journal often features a photo of a pelican flying, its big wings spread out as it gracefully glides through the air.