1. Morocco Speaking Up

      “Arabs treat their women terribly…women’s rights in Arab countries are just non-existent…I would hate to be a woman there.” I overheard the gentleman while on a layover at the Chicago O’Hare airport in November 2004. Immediately, my stomach tensed and my blood pressure began to rise. Had I been sitting next to the man a year before, I doubt I would have reacted so adversely. But this year, I was heading home for a vacation from my first year as a Volunteer in Morocco. I had lived and breath...

  2. Morocco Roof Vineyard

    My friend Rich's host father has grapes growing across the top of their roof and let me take his picture when I stopped in this past summer for a visit. The vines snake down the front of the house and must be decades old.

  3. Morocco Ramadan with the host family

    Spending Ramadan with my fantastic homestay family

  4. Morocco Boy and Chicken

    favorite neighbor boy holding his chicken

  5. Morocco Middle of nowhere lesson

    Teaching nomadic women about family planning

  6. Morocco Eid al-Adha

    Joy on the morning of Eid al-Adha

  7. Morocco Who's in Charge Here?

    I knew it was coming.  Adam text messaged me on Wednesday to let me know that he would be coming in early Friday to start his Carte de Sejour process of with the Gendarmes of Goulmima.  I had agreed to help.  For people with more normal jobs being up-and-at-‘em at 8:00 am is no problem, but I grumbled when my phone vibrated four times and beeped at that (un)reasonable hour.  “In town.  meet at gendarmes?” read the text message. I tossed on a pair of shorts, t-shirt, baseball hat and show...

  8. Morocco American Pizza Night!!!

    It really only took one experience to hook my host family on American Pizza.  In short order it became a weekly tradition.  Here my host brother Nunu displays the goods.

  9. Morocco The carnival comes to town but once.

    A cool shot from the taxi stand in Goulmima, Morocco.  A typical everyday scene but for the carnival in the background, which really makes the white pop out.

  10. Morocco Where To?

    My host brother is running out of territory, yet presses on.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.