Haiti…   Before the earthquake, Haiti was the second poorest country in the world.   To quell persistent, acute hunger pains, a significant number of people there were eating patties made of mud, oil and flour.   While this was … Continue reading


According to National Geographic, Haiti is “dirt poor.”   That is, hunger is so bad for many there now that they have taken to eating cakes made of clay, salt and shortening.   Even though people realize these are terrible … Continue reading


During a tour last week, I gave a “Politics in the Backyard” talk in Stuebenville, Ohio.   Prior to the talk, a couple friends of ours, Sadi and Abi Hoyt from Scio, Ohio, played classical harp.   It sounded like … Continue reading