Buried in the Rubble

Buried in the Rubble

From January 13, 2022 Yesterday was the 12th anniversary of catastrophic earthquake in Haiti that directly impacted an estimated three million people. I landed in Haiti just days after the earthquake. The horrific things I saw still haunt me. I documented the devastation in my book, Hidden in the Rubble, and in my film, Mid Pies & Kites.

Lab Results

Lab Results

From January 12, 2022 The covid test I took last Wednesday for my Saturday flight to Haiti were sent to my on Monday evening at 8:00pm. Had I not waited five hours at the walk-in lab on Friday, I would still be in Florida. To wait five days for a lab test that could be taken no more than three…

Second Floor Visitors

Second Floor Visitors

From January 11, 2022 On Sunday night, Gabens’ daughter, Rachel, was sick. She was even bleeding from her nose. So, first thing Gabens and his wife, Daphney, drove Rachel to the Jerusalem Clinic near us. The clinic did a bunch of tests and they must return today to review the lab results with the doctor. After leaving the clinic, they…

A Journal Flashback: A Cruel Tyrant

A Journal Flashback: A Cruel Tyrant

From January 10, 2022 Pervasive and destructive poverty is a cruel tyrant. The poor are vulnerable to disease and natural disasters. The unjust distribution of resources leaves them living in constant need. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide are forced to subsist on less than a dollar a day. About 850 million people are undernourished, with the number of chronically…

Memories

Memories

From January 8, 2022 On Thursday, I came across a file on an external hard drive that I use to take files back and forth from Florida and Haiti. The file was simply titled “Camera.” I opened it and it was like taking a trip down memory, as it featured Santa Chiara photos from 2016. I share some with you.

Daily Conversion

Daily Conversion

From January 6, 2022 When St. Francis began to understand that his life was a gift of love, he desired nothing else than that his life become a loving gift to God and others. This shift in consciousness did not happen all at once. The journey from the assumption of absolute autonomy and the false egocentric notion that we are…