The Moment of Decision

He sleeps with some part of his body touching some part of mine and does not rise until I do, regardless of my crazy sleep schedule. Most of the day he rests with a keen ear toward my activity and one eye open, sure to find a closer spot to lounge if I stray too […]

What We Find Is Not Always As It Seems

It was an extremely hot and muggy day, approximately 2 weeks after Hurricane Matthew blew through the south of Haiti in October, 2016. Patchouko and I were trekking through one of the neighborhoods served by Accolade for Saving Lives (ASL). Our objective when we set out this day was to assess damage to the ASL […]

The Wise Man Built His House Upon A Rock One of the Accolade for Saving Lives program families is getting a two room home. They have been living in a one room structure with little to no roof and a dirt floor. They are ingenious in making things work, for example the door is hinged on with the soles from old, unusable shoes […]