The Re-Education of Me: Prelude to My Sabbatical






With the commencement of the school year, I am officially on sabbatical to write about the research I’ve been doing to help bring together computing and journalism education. I have a proposal that lists the academic work I will complete. However, underneath the project is a cry of the heart that is aching for expression, […]

Bertin M. Louis: Some Haitian Protestants Agree With Pat Robertson






“Haiti, Now and Next: “On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Leogane, and other parts of Haiti. The day after this catastrophe, Reverend Pat Robertson, the host of the 700 Club and an influential voice in the American fundamentalist movement, remarked that centuries ago¬†Haitians swore a pact to the Devil in order to […]

Electricity for Haiti: Wisdom from Africa






Not surprisingly, a dearth of electrical power is one of the major obstacles to rescue and recovery efforts in Haiti. ¬†While rescuers struggle to get emergency power in place, I’m thinking that low-tech inventions coming out of Africa might be helpful. For years, Afrigadget.com has been tracking such inventions for years. Here are a few […]