Thursday, January 28, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Writing from Time & CNN

Couple of really powerful pieces on the Haiti earthquake.

From the Time Magazine Feb 1 issue (which isn't actually the cover above, but... neither here nor there) came the piece "Aftershock" from writers Bryan Walsh, Jay Newton-Small and Tim Padgett. Just powerful writing that looks heavily at the latter part of the subheading below...

"One of the worst-ever natural disasters in the western hemisphere leaves the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince in ruins. What it will take to rebuild."


From the CNN website, I a few days ago came across the Elizabeth Cohen piece "Hard lessons, humility for big-city doctors in Haiti". Gut-wrenching stuff that fits squarely into the category of "makes you think about what things are important and what things aren't."

Hopefully this piece along with that from Time are also calls to action for those who can donate money to relief efforts.