Safety in Haiti: Is it really all tongue-in-cheek?

Communication is a complicated and interesting idea. As humans, we have so many different levels and ways of interacting. Our eyes speak intentions, our bodies display emotions, our actions provide statements. But language, words, audible sounds…these are humanity’s most powerful tools for conveying ideas and information, for truly being able to communicate what we need … More Safety in Haiti: Is it really all tongue-in-cheek?

15 Questions for Paul Clammer, Author of Haiti: The Bradt Travel Guide

We are thrilled to welcome acclaimed travel writer and guide book author, Paul Clammer, to the HaitiHub blog.  Paul has traveled, researched, and written about places all over the world including Morocco, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.  His most recent large scale book project was Haiti: The Bradt Travel Guide published … More 15 Questions for Paul Clammer, Author of Haiti: The Bradt Travel Guide

Back in the U.S. and trying to make sense of things

I just opened our “junk drawer” looking for the scissors and thinking about how there was probably no paper in there either, since my sister had been lamenting that earlier in the day…and I had to laugh to myself when I saw—carelessly tossed among the detritus—a U.S. passport. Some of the conversations I’ve had with … More Back in the U.S. and trying to make sense of things

Thinking about adopting from Haiti? Some things to consider…

We realize that a large number of people in our community have close ties with adoption; either as an adoptive parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, a first family, an adoptee, or maybe as the sibling or cousin of an adoptee.  For each and every person from any of these groups, we know you have stories to … More Thinking about adopting from Haiti? Some things to consider…

Why We Should Remember Haiti This 4th of July

Very few people know about the ambitious attack carried out by an allied fighting force on British occupied Savannah, Georgia in 1779; but for Haitians, Haitian-Americans, and friends of either of these groups, the Siege of Savannah will not be forgotten this 4th of July. A little bit of history: (History aficionados should be getting excited, … More Why We Should Remember Haiti This 4th of July