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Ifrane – إفران

I’ve been a resident of Ifrane for four months now and its about time I describe the town and my ever-shifting relationship with it. Ifrane is a summer resort/winter ski town, established during the French protectorate, intended as a getaway … Continue reading

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My introduction into Tarmilat – مدخل إلى ترميلات

The weekly souq days in Ifrane are Saturday and Sunday. Vendors from around the area come to sell fruits, vegetables, olives, spices, housewares, used clothes, toilet paper and anything else a body could need. I usually ride my bike to … Continue reading

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Chefchaouen and Al Hoceima – شفشاون والحسيمة

It’s nearing the end of the school year and 8th graders are preparing for the nationwide exam later this month. If they pass, it’s on to secondary school. If not, well, maybe they’ll do better in 8th grade a second … Continue reading

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Teacher Strikes – اضراب الاساتذة

I’ve been keeping busy with only about a month of the school year left here in Morocco. I’m usually at school, sitting in on math classes, speaking with students and interviewing and getting to know teachers. Months ago, getting my … Continue reading

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A Little Media Coverage – قليلا من التغطية الإعلامية

Last night the footage from the Conference for Interfaith Dialogue that I attended was aired. The video is in Arabic, but here is a brief description of what you see in the clip. The conference began with a welcoming ceremony … Continue reading

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The Sahara, Sans Camels – الصحراء دون الجمال

Over the Easter weekend, I attended and spoke breifly at a conference for interfaith dialogue. It was put on in Erfoud, about 6 hours south of Ifrane, by a friend who works on cross-cultural projects. An hour of the conference … Continue reading

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A Moroccan Birthday Party – حفلة عيد ميلاد خنساء

Tuesday I attended a party a Fassi friend threw for her daughter, a celebration that could not have been more different from my own childhood backyard pinata parties. When I was still living in the shared house in Fez, I … Continue reading

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