Challenging Assumptions About the Modern Arab Myth: an Exploration of Moroccan Cultures and Traditions

Earlier this month, I gave a lecture to a group of United Methodist Men (and later to a local Rotary Club) about my experience with the Peace Corps.  I am publishing that lecture here with only a few edits.  I have also spliced in Wikipedia links every here and there.  Please don’t regard those links […]

The Calm Before the Storm, or Awaiting the Arrival of 700 Eyejusters Glasses

All’s been quiet on the western front lately.  Lots of my classes have been canceled due to rain.  Even a light mist or lots of dust can keep students from coming, and it’s not advantageous for me to ride my bike all the way to the youth center if there’s not going to be anyone […]

Summer Camp, or Fat Tony’s Taste of American Culture

I guess when I think of “summer camp,” there are sort of grandiose images that pop into my head with s’mores and campfires, long hikes through the woods, boat rides and swimming pools, lots of hard work, laughter, and love.  But the El Jadida Summer English Immersion Camp I worked through Peace Corps didn’t quite […]