October 3, 2022
First, the good news. A few days ago, the editor of Notre Dame magazine and invited me to contribute an essay on Haiti for their winter edition of the magazine. Normally, the pieces they run contain about 2,000 words. He said I could have 3,000 to tell the story. I sent him the prelude of the Merton book which contains the dire situation in Haiti as it was a month ago; it details the gang violence, the murders, beheadings, and kidnappings.