Reason 723 Why I Love Morocco

Reason 723 Why I Love Morocco: Trademarks are irrelevant. (Not shown here: Google Café and the innumerable references to “McDo”) Advertisements Continue reading Reason 723 Why I Love Morocco

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Elemental Living

Being in a new environment, one that often challenges my previous ways of living and understanding of my life, I was trying to find a way to frame my thinking in an effort to understand where and why I struggle. To that end, I’ve decided to harken back to traditional symbolic systems to see what they can offer me, toward an elemental understanding of living. … Continue reading Elemental Living

Meknes

I’ve been to Meknes (مكناس) more than a dozen times, but as with anything too common, it means I never truly appreciated it. Most of the time, I was there for some sort of Peace Corps training or meeting, so the daylight hours were occupied and I never really had the chance, nor the inclination, to explore. Most of those visits were also at the beginning … Continue reading Meknes

Reason 513 Why I Love Morocco, especially after being abroad

Reason 513 Why I Love Morocco, especially after being abroad: There is a camaraderie, a genuine friendliness among people, even toward strangers. Just asking a question at the airport in broken Arabic gets a warm smile and friendly touch on the shoulder. Continue reading Reason 513 Why I Love Morocco, especially after being abroad

Reason 621 Why I Love Morocco

Reason 621 Why I Love Morocco: There is a patient acceptance to the less than desirable matters of life. Though I see the the flies as aggressive because their always in my face, my Moroccan friends smile and reframe this as, “They’re just curious.” or “They just want to kiss you.” Continue reading Reason 621 Why I Love Morocco