Archive for February, 2010

Haiti Trip Final Update: A fistful of onions and a waterproof tent

Posted on 25. Feb, 2010 by .

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Our last day in Haiti we made the trek into downtown Port-au-Prince. Our hotel was on the edge of the city in Petionville, so this was our first time inside the epicenter of the damage zone. The little damage we had seen on the outskirts multiplied tenfold in the city. The destruction was unfathomable. Imagine […]

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Haiti Update 2: Handing out supplies in a bedsheet city

Posted on 22. Feb, 2010 by .

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One of our guys, Matt, came to Haiti several times in high school and has a friend here, Bienami, who runs two orphanages and a medical clinic. We jumped in his jeep and headed to his orphanages, both completely destroyed in the quake. We got off the main roads and onto gravel streets where cinder […]

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Haiti day one update

Posted on 20. Feb, 2010 by .

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I’m sitting in a little dining room on the 2nd floor of the Hotel Paradis in Petionville, Haiti. One of the few hotels unaffected by the earthquake and home to tons of aid workers. It’s a sunny, warm day here. There is a door open to a little courtyard area and a balcony. A breeze […]

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I’m going to Haiti

Posted on 16. Feb, 2010 by .

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Every now and then life gift wraps a monumental opportunity and sneaks it under the tree. That’s what happened this past weekend. My friend Chris has been in Haiti since shortly after the earthquake on January 12. He’s been there working with an organization called Employ Haiti. EH goes into disaster areas immediately after the […]

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The closet and the spur

Posted on 10. Feb, 2010 by .

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Facebook stumbled upon something special when they gave us the status update a few years ago. I remember when it first came out. A box at the top of my Facebook page that simply said, “Brett is ____________.” How weird, I thought. But Facebook knew that humans love (big surprise here) talking about themselves in […]

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5 lessons from Bama’s championship run

Posted on 02. Feb, 2010 by .

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The college football season ended about a month ago officially. Unofficially, it ends tomorrow. Tomorrow is National Signing Day which is the deadline for high school recruits to make their college choice. This post is in honor of CFB’s sad ending and the eight month slumber til it cranks up again. I don’t consider myself […]

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