There is much to report, from coastal Texas, on what Hurricane Ike wrought. And no shortage of journalists there to tell those stories. (Some incredible images, for example, here. Read a Galveston Daily News reporter’s on-the-scene Twitter updates here.)
Harder to come by are reports like Marc Lacey’s on how “the poorest of the poor” in Haiti are faring post-Hurricane Ike (and Hannna and Gustav and Fay.)
As woman after woman hauled off a sack of rice, a bag of beans and a can of cooking oil, the restaveks, a Creole term used to describe Haiti’s child laborers, dropped to their knees to pick up the bits that were inadvertently dropped in the dirt.
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.