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June 21, 2010 at the Beit Zatoun House, Toronto
I guess the pivotal issue here is not so much the scope of the quake and resulting damage, or the poverty that has either been an immediate consequence of it, or the underlying destitution that has existed for decades in Haiti. Nor is it the fact that I'm sitting writing this on the beach where the Kennedy's used to vacation -- at an old Club Med some 50 nautical miles from Port-Au-Prince.
I guess it's the familiarity of it all now. It's truly the same broken record I've seen playing in so many other places around the world. The contrasts here are extreme in almost every measurable way, and many that can never have a quantifiable comparison.