Against All Odds

Against All Odds

From September 10, 2021 Yesterday, Sr. Roselore sent her brother, Dr. Deluc, a photo of the bank receipt indicating the money we sent had been deposited in the Sisters bank account. The bank in Les Cayes only charged $16.50 to convert the US dollars into Haitian gourdes. Our bookkeeper then sent the remaining $7,875 of the earthquake relief fund to…

Trademark and Remarks

Trademark and Remarks

From September 9, 2021 Got up at three in the morning yesterday for the long, journey back to Haiti. The two-hour drive was problem free. JetBlue has a new procedure for flights to Haiti. It is no longer possible to check-in on-line and print a boarding pass. You must check-in in person so the agent can check your covid test…

A Straub Kid

A Straub Kid

From September 5, 2021 Dr. Deluc sent me this selfie photo he took of himself and Clare Marie on Friday. They were in the clinic at Santa Chiara. He was treating her for an eye infection. I called him to inquire about my kid, one of six kids who have my last name. He said she will be fine after…

The Trials of Haiti

The Trials of Haiti

From September 3, 2021 I began writing this moving meditation on September 7th in Florida. Two days later I returned to Haiti. I was, as always, truly excited to be going home. Once the normal raucous welcome faded and I started facing the bleak reality of Haiti I found myself questioning almost everything I had written about the possibility of…