Mr. Picasso

Mr. Picasso

From March 31, 2022 I spent a few hours yesterday working on completely my front wall art. As I was concentrating on my” masterpiece” someone said, “Hey, Picasso.” I turned to see who it was. It was Mackenson. I said, “That’s Mr. Picasso to you.”

Protests Tie Up Port-au-Prince

Protests Tie Up Port-au-Prince

From March 30, 2022 Before 8:00am, Dr. Stéphanie received a call from at assistant nurse informing her the streets in her area (Delmas 40…not far from us) where on fire with burning tires. Gabens could not make it to work. We had to venture out because of a dental emergency, but we were on all dirt roads, which are low…

Gotta Keep My Guard Up

Gotta Keep My Guard Up

From March 29, 2022 During this trip, I’ve had the feeling that the kidnapping has slowed down. At least I wasn’t hearing talk of it. While I always remained cautious while driving around Port-au-Prince, my level of concern had been reduced. But yesterday I read an on-line report that made me think my lowered concern might have been premature.

Opening Ourselves Up to What Is

Opening Ourselves Up to What Is

From March 28, 2022 Finding peace is opening ourselves up to what is. Doing so is often hard because of our craving for something that is not here…something we want but don’t have. The craving can be so deep they become addictions that rob us of any form of peace.

Kids in the Yard

Kids in the Yard

From March 27, 2022 The yard is the heart of Santa Chiara. It is where the kids spend most of their time. The kids love jumping rope.

Birds and Kids

Birds and Kids

From March 26, 2022 Last Thursday I was in the back of the yard trying to trick small, wild birds to pose for me as the munched on the food I provided for them. I was enjoying the waning moments of quiet before the kid’s invaded yards after school. Seeing as I had my camera, I decided to step outside…

Training Sessions for Older Girls

Training Sessions for Older Girls

From March 25, 2022 In an earlier Journal I briefly mentioned the training sessions Gabens, his staff, and the psychiatrist of giving to the older girls. I shared photos of Dr. Stéphane showing them the photos of the graduation ceremony at Aristide University.

Guns Abound and Food Is Unaffordable

Guns Abound and Food Is Unaffordable

From March 24, 2022 In recent weeks, hundreds of Haitian migrants have arrived by boat in the Florida Keys. Almost all of them tell U.S. officials they’re coming to escape the armed terror back in Haiti driven by a federation of violent gangs that now control much of Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince.

A Journal Alternative

A Journal Alternative

From March 23, 2022 Back in 2008 & 2009, I made three trips to Uganda to make a film titled, The Fragrant Spirit of Life. The film is divided into two parts, each present on it on DVD. Part One runs 132 minutes; Part Two runs 1:38 minutes. The long length and tough images and stories meant it required a…

Book Cover Debate

Book Cover Debate

From March 22, 2022 My new book, A Journey to Meekness: Prayer Poems & Reflections, is in the process of being prepared for production. The release date is about two months away. The book is being published by Pax et Bonum Communications; it was under the auspices this nonprofit corporation, which I founded in 2011, that the Santa Chiara Children’s…