Cliff Avril has been defined this season, maybe his best season, by his charity work in Haiti. But his re-connection with Haiti after more than a decade away from the island is rooted in the death of his father. The cycle of life and death made Avril consider history.
Alvin P. Adams Jr., an American envoy and champion of human rights who was instrumental in nudging Haiti toward democracy, died on Oct. 10 at his home in Portland, Ore. He was 73.