Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

From June 7, 2021 On Saturday I drove about twenty miles to Stuart, Florida for my covid-19 test which I needed to board the plane for Haiti tomorrow. The staff of the Treasure Coast Urgent Care Center all know me after almost a year of this monthly ritual. The reception office team, the nurses, and the doctors always ask, “How…

The Pandemic of Poverty

The Pandemic of Poverty

June 2, 2021 There is no vaccine for the pandemic of poverty. The daily desperation the poor face creates an ugly side of the Haitian culture that pits one person against another through the steady stream of venomous gossip, false rumors, vicious lies, and threats of harm. I see this every day inside Santa Chiara where people form factions and…

A Holy Terror

A Holy Terror

From June 1, 2021 On Saturday I received an email from Dr. Tony Lazzara in Chaclacayo, Peru, which is about 40 minutes outside of Lima. Dr. Tony is my hero, my mentor, the man I most admire in all the world. Dr. Tony is a Secular Franciscan, par excellence. He wrote about a kid named Jefferson who has been a…