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Morocco 1978–Eid el-Kebir

The hosts were my neighbors. They had saved their invitation for this special night that would be just for family. I was the only outsider present. Being wedged into a corner was a place of honor. There was no escaping … Continue reading

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Wandering in a group and alone

The first whiff of diesel and hot rubber smacked into us as the air conditioned bus unloaded in the center of Rabat, Morocco. It was like coming home. Bags were piled in front of an arched gate in a stone … Continue reading

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What’s Your Daddy Do?

Before I started school at age six and a half, I had little knowledge of what people did for jobs. I knew about the elevator operator in Cherry and Webb’s. He had a big brass lever that turned around an … Continue reading

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Seeing is Relative

Lessons Learned in Morocco pt. 2 Popular belief and reality are totally in the eye of the beholder. Not only is “good” relative, but so is “fair and just.” “What was it like, being and American woman, living in an … Continue reading

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