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Reflections on Simplicity
Haiti

Reflections on Simplicity

This piece was originally written for submission to an online magazine prompting authors to reflect on the power of simplicity. As I was writing my reflections on the seemingly simple days that make up my life in Haiti, I realized how problematic much of what I said was. With that understanding I tried to provide some more … Continue reading

2 1/2 weeks
Haiti

2 1/2 weeks

When we tell visitors that many of the children at Espwa have living parents, they are surprised. When we explain that many people in Haiti choose which of their children they are able to support and leave the rest at an orphanage, they are appalled. “How could you choose to leave one child behind? That’s … Continue reading

IF Haiti…
Haiti

IF Haiti…

This time last year, I was living in the IF (interfaith) house on campus. I was preparing for my house project to recruit other students to take a national survey about whether they felt interfaith dialogue was happening at their universities. I was immersed and engaged in issues of my own faith journey and provided with many … Continue reading

Karnaval
Haiti

Karnaval

At 8 a.m. Friday morning, I saw the toddlers headed to school in a line following the house mothers like little baby ducks. I ran to catch up with them and walk the short distance to the entrance. Today was Karnaval and the little ones weren’t wearing their traditional watermelon patch uniforms. Instead they dressed … Continue reading