Peter Durand

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Knoxville SHC Haiti Outreach Medical Mission

In Global, Health, Journal on January 25, 2010 at 8:51 am

Give Hait Hope

I am very thankful and overawed by the logistical and moral courage of the Knoxville medical team–6 physicians, 8 nurses and 1 physician assistant–headed to Port au Prince from our hometown.

Special gratitude to my mother who is the financial chairperson of the Sacred Heart Church Haiti Outreach and just one of the many tireless behind-the-scenes workers who have built and supported the clinic and school in Boucan-Carré over the last decade.

More information and ways to support can be found at


Mayan Gods, 21st Century Malaise & A Stimulus Package for Relationships

In Global, Health, Travel on May 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm
Image by orangeacid

Image by orangeacid.

I recently trolled the cluttered ailses of a discount bookstore, killing time with my daughter who equates acquisition of a new Wonder Pets sticker book with finding the lost Gnostic gospel. 

In the search for something to jolt me out of my reading doldrums, I prayed for a work of spiraling adventure, metaphysical misogyny and crusty end-of-the-first-decade-of-a-new-millennium edginess.

I found it…

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