I kept meaning to write once I returned to Cape Town after Christmas, but I didn't really have anything to say. Then, this earthquake happened in Haiti, and I felt a little silly writing about concerts and drinking wine and getting into fender benders (even if life goes on). So, I still have little to say.
I'm no expert in Haitian politics and history, but from what I do know, it seems like a place that can't ever catch a break. I keep thinking about the recent (smaller) earthquake that happened in Northern California, and how little damage there was in comparison to the photos I've seen of Port-Au-Prince.
If you would like to donate to earthquake relief efforts, Partners in Health, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), and the International Committee of the Red Cross are good places to do so. Many thanks.