Haiti’s Earthquake, 7 years later

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Haiti’s Earthquake, 7 years Later: 2017 Send an email, text or call your favorite Haitian today with 4 simple words:  I remember with you. Each January 12th we pause, remember, recommit.  Seven years ago today, the earth shook violently, 230,000 people died, and a country already stretched to the limits was tossed into chaos.  Thousands are still living in dismal conditions. Then comes Hurricane Matthew in October.  Rebuilding the peninsula will take LONGER than the earthquake.  Entire cities washed off the map. Haiti seems a … Read More

Merry Christmas from Singing Rooster #peaceonearth

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  Handel’s Messiah is a treasured part to so many people’s lives this time of year.  Here are fun facts you may not know about this beautiful music: Handel completed the entire piece in only 24 days including a 259-page score, 20 choral numbers and more than 30 solos and instrumentals. NPR music commentator Miles Hoffman estimates there are a quarter of a million notes in the piece. At a little more than three weeks of 10-hour days, this means Handel wrote (on average) 15 … Read More

The Moment the Sun Stood Still

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Welcome to winter — the 2016 solstice. We’re celebrating the shortest day of the year at Singing Rooster by offering NEW and unique gifts from Haiti for your favorite person. #Fairtrade Haitian chocolate, art and coffee gifts will make the dark nights brighter (caffeine and chocolate do this). 10 things you didn’t know about the Winter solstice: The Latin word solstice means ‘sun stands still.’ During a solstice, the sun appears to remain still — at noon. Most count the entire day as the solstice, but it’s a mere … Read More

What will you cover in chocolate today?

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In honor of National Cover Anything with Chocolate Day, the staff at Singing Rooster are having fun with #haitianchocolate. Head Rooster Molly: “Chocolate covered corn dogs with a side of yellow mustard?  There’s nothing better.” Later in the break room, she admitted that there are probably 1,000 things that are better, but she wouldn’t elaborate. Coffee Ambassador Corinne’s favorite chocolate covered confection? Crickets. “When in the peace corps in the South Sudan, we ran out of food and roasted crickets.  We were thankful for dental floss.” Not … Read More