The Esteemed Author

Pastel party!

My name is Frank and I’m a 25-year-old journalist from Washington, DC. I’m married to the most amazing woman in the world who decided to up and leave me for a job in Haiti.  There she is saving the world by saving the all of the world’s children simultaneously.

As a result I am currently living with my father and step-mother in Alexandria, VA, and will be moving to Haiti in January.  That’s right, I will be willfully joining the ranks of the unemployed during the largest financial crisis since the great depression.

This blog will help me find out what I am going to do, and also help me figure out how I got here.  Most of all, this blog will keep me busy for the months that I am apart from my wife.  Independence is only cool for so long.  For your enjoyment, I will be posting pictures that I take as well.  You are extremely lucky to have found this blog.

I do the following things moderately well: take photographs, golf, ride my bike, and run.  I am extremely good at: laying around, being overly competitive, forgetting details, procrastinating (if you are my employer the last two do not apply to you), and eating foods with peanut butter in them.

You can email me if you have questions, or if you just want to chat, at: frankisanemergency (at) gmail (dot) com

My Camera: Canon 40D

Lenses: – Canon-17-40mm f/4L USM Ultrawide
– Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

– Canon- 50mm f/1.4 USM (HOORAH!)

– A flash of some kind
– My wife back



5 responses to “The Esteemed Author

  1. I think you should reverse your wishes. Just saying.

  2. If it makes you feel any better (I doubt it will), I, too, am joining the unemployed to join my husband who has been transferred to Caracas, Venezuela. I get crazy looks when I tell people about that, so I can only imagine the reactions you get for moving to Haiti. In any case, I think congratulations are in order 🙂

    I also happen to be from Haiti and worked there for a couple years after college. Will you living in Port-au-Prince?

    • Deborah,
      Thank you so much for the comment! Of course it makes me feel better, I haven’t met anyone yet who is in the same situation as I am in, so I would love to keep in touch if you’re interested. While the looks and questions I get from people are crazy, I’ve started to use them to get me even more excited about the move.

      And yes, we will be living in Petionville! Where did you work? Were you born in Port-au-Prince?

      Thanks again for the note and thanks for the well wishes. A congratulations is in order for you as well.


  3. Thank you!

    I will definitely be following your journey – I have to say it’s the first time that I have heard your situation.

    I worked for FONKOZE, which is a microcredit organization that works nationwide. I lived in Bourdon – I think it’s a bit south of Petionville. I hear that things are really picking up in terms of development activities and private investments. It’s an exciting time.

  4. It is 3:24 am.January 13th. I am relieved to here that Dominique is at the mission house and he and friends are talking to Chuck and Jillian and are working on getting them out. My heart has been with you, Jillian, the mission house staff and all of the Haitian people. My prayers have not stopped. Tell Jillian, when you see her, I send my love. Gail Canne.. Kate,Connor , your father-in law and I were just with Jill on the last mission November 10.

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