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jodi-thompson's picture
Jan.17.2010
"There, but for the grace of God, go I." I've heard this cliché many times, mostly from otherwise caring people. Most probably think it a kind thing to say, exhibiting a sort of empathy. My minister, Rev. Libby Smith, today mentioned it in another context that set me thinking. By using...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jan.17.2010
My best friend died on the morning of New Years Eve day.  I had been with her a few days earlier, told her I loved her, told her goodbye as I hugged her. I was numb with grief.  The next few days before her funeral I stumbled through my days sometimes screaming at her, "Peggy come back, Peggy...
louise-young's picture
Jan.17.2010
Dear practically everyone, First of all, thank you for all your heartfelt messages on Facebook and email. I read them all, and it really touches me. It reminds me that I do not live in a vacuum, and that the world is watching - apparently with dedicated interest, everything that is happening on...
pavel-somov's picture
Jan.17.2010
“While most of the city [Port-Au-Prince] of 3 million people focused on clearing the streets of debris and puling bodies out of the rubble, there were pockets of violence and anarchy, reports of looting and ransacking, and at least one lynching of an accused looter as police officers stood aside. ...
blair-kilpatrick's picture
Jan.15.2010
Amidst the terrible images of destruction in Haiti, Edwidge Danticat reminds us of the rich literary and musical culture of her homeland in this Wall Street Journal article. Thanks to my office mate and Red Room member Carol Williams for posting this on Facebook. I leave  tomorrow morning for a 3...
angela-k-nickerson's picture
Jan.15.2010
How can you help in Haiti? This weekend, My husband and I will contribute $1 to ELCA Disaster Response in Haiti for the first 200: new followers on The Gypsy’s Guide  new subscribers on The Gypsy’s Guide (via email or in a feed) unique comments made on this post Spread the word!  Anyone...
warren-adie-riley's picture
Jan.15.2010
    I’m making several points in this blog as you will no doubt notice. It’s all about money and what is being done recklessly or foolishly. And where it could be used wisely for the good of many, many individuals who are desperate at this time in their lives. Also what certain individuals have...
mara-buck's picture
Jan.14.2010
I wrote this poem decades ago.  What and where were the tragedies?  Who was the announcer named Bob?  I don't remember.  And unfortunately, that is what makes it timeless.  Hurricane, earthquake, drought, flood, tsunami, blizzard.  It all happens to them.  I believe my writing has improved since...
steve-hauk's picture
Jan.14.2010
DeWitt Clinton Peters arrived in Haiti shortly after World War II to teach English in a kind of early Peace Corps. Days off he rode his bicycle into the hills and villages and discovered a wonderful kind of folk art, free and joyous. In 1944 he established the Centre d'Art in an old house in the...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jan.14.2010
Jo looks overwhelmed by the pile of groceries that I stack on the conveyor belt for her inspection. She looks extremely tired. Close to haggard, her face holds a million rivers that zigzag across her skin. For a long while she doesn't say anything to me. And I don't say anything back. I just keep...