Scott’s Adventures in Haiti

Haitian Broom and little boy Mich

Haitian Broom and little boy Mich

The crack in this wall began after a contractor built a security grate of ironwork on top of the storage unit so thieves couldn't slip in at night and help themselves to someone else's food. The crack has dangerously expanded and weakened the wall, and, in extension,...

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Lucky Top Dog

Lucky Top Dog

Lucky has had two litters. Her first litter was given away and taken at night when no one was paying attention. This second litter of seven is housed in a suitcase under the front porch of the guest house.  Besides the banging of mango's falling on the roof,...

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Tied up in Haiti in the country

Tied up in Haiti in the country

Roads, in the Haiti countryside, are mostly dirt holes, filled with rain water, surrounded by a sprinkling of stones. After a strong rain,these roads, leading deep into the bush, become non- negotiable and new paths have to be made through the underbrush so folks can...

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Gecko on the screen

Gecko on the screen

Gecko's are ubiquitous, strutting on television commercials, hiking up walls, screens, lounging on tree branches around my Haiti home. This gecko doesn't stay long enough for introductions and moves away quickly as I approach. In a shutter click he is off the screen...

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Scott’s Pad A cold shower whenever I want it

Scott’s Pad A cold shower whenever I want it

Next to Ms. Sue's is a house with an upstairs and a downstairs. Upstairs is rented to two east Indian scientists who run the Christianville lab on infectious diseases. Downstairs is a small two bedroom apartment, furnished, for guests at Christianville. Being a solo...

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Volunteering in Haiti In the Country

Volunteering in Haiti In the Country

On customs forms, my destination is spelled - Christianville, Haiti. Christianville is not a town, city or village but a walled, fenced, compound in the Haitian countryside that is a trade school, a co-ordinating point for churches from abroad doing missions in Haiti,...

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