Haiti 4.0

I returned home last night after spending a week in Haiti – mind reeling, heart overflowing, and with a hopeful vision pulsing somewhere in between. For lack of a better term, and clearly because of my technical/analytical bent, I am referring to the vision as Haiti 4.0. Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, victim of a perfect…

What if this is as good as it gets?

Melvin knows life – somehow. The contradiction is that Melvin (played by Jack Nicholson in the 1997 film, As Good as It Gets) is a successful author whose novels have an emotional appeal to female readers, but who repulses any human contact or genuine relationship. An ill-tempered, obsessive-compulsive misanthrope, he is accurately judged by another character to be an “absolute…