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New Orleans – Recovery?

As Hurricane Irene impacts the West Coast of America, I can’t help but think of New Orleans.  It is now the six years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans as other places along the Mississippi. I have visited New Orleans four times since then and each time I’ve returned to England people have always ask …

Going Local

Just before Christmas, I was told about a local Farm shop which is said to have some very good supplies.  I wanted to immediately rush along and see what they have in store but I was put off by the snow.  Subsequent to that the past few weekends have been exceptionally busy so I haven’t …

Haitan Hope

While the people of Haiti recognised the hardship within their country, they spoke of the place with great pride and persistently asked me if I like their country. They consistently spoke of how they wanted to stay in their country and help its development. They also spoke about how the hardships they were faced with would force them to leave if the opportunity arose.

12 Updates for Haiti

Having visited Haiti earlier this month I decided to mark the fourth month anniversary of the 12th January 2010 earthquake on the 12th May with 12 updates which I placed on twitter, Facebook and a number of other sites. They are as below:

Beautiful – Poem Dedicated to Haiti

Beautiful Lifted out from the rubble Dirt on your face Bloody and scared But something in your eyes Makes me stop and realise ~        How beautiful you are Maybe it’s the way you stand tall And walk away, still trying to find a way Maybe it’s the way you don’t complain Regardless of the immensity …

Pollution

In view of the current Climate Change Summit taking place in Copenhagen, I thought I’d share a short poem that I wrote  many moons ago when I was 21! POLLUTION The sky was blue with silver white clouds cruising along at ease with the world a detonation of peace to all mankind The sky became …

A Solution for All of Us please!

Last night I turned on the TV. The news was on and there was a story on how the Prime Minister was proposing to give £200 to parents from economically deprived areas to encourage them to go on programmes which I guess were aimed to help them. To me, however, it sounded like one of …