15 October 2006

Why isn’t the world a great place.

Perfect denial:

Yes it is a great place. From Vermont to all the other places. There are millions of places that we can enjoy. Seas, deserts and rain forests. Waterfalls and snow mountains. great architecture. Oops that is may be the start of less enjoyable places. But what is wrong with great big humanguetarious buildings and great human oeuvres. They did it and they could. But how? And who built the great pyramids. And the great walls of china and Palestine and the other airports.

Building is great and it reflects greatness of humans. Their ability to oppress each other and use them to allude to how big we want to be. there are walls in the southern US of A. walls to prevent any intrusion from the south. The same walls are reproduced in southers Spain, on Moroccan soil. In Seuta and Mellilia. The two Moroccan cities still colonized by Spain. What an shame that is more than just architectural. More money for the walls. Spain is adding more cement and concrete.. may be it is the great desire to be walled in and wall out the rest.

The world in not a great place any more as long as there are walls every where and as long as politics walls our and our brains.

10 October 2006

Not much

Not much
I a have not been writing much in this blog but i think i will make it a weekly blog so i am not messing  round with anything. i will be doing the blog thing every souk day.
Thi week started with a little fund raising thing in Putney school. i was not aware if the existence of a school like this is rural Vermont. A very expensive high school. check it out.
School and all te other details. I will leave out most of the high school stories to tell my grand kids so they can blog them out to you.
Keep it up….

03 October 2006

Ramadan that ‘does’.

It is Ramadan and it looks a little different on this side though. Moroccan Ramadan and that of other countries can get a little confusing to some head. Religion or culture. Well it is al about religion here. “All that ye humans do is for thy selves except Ramadan ye do it for me” said Allah.( my translation)

Her in Vermont. There is a small muslim community. Almost a few people from 'areas diverse'. Africa to south asia. Most of these people are students or faculty from SIT or Marlboro. Prayers of Friday take place mostly at SIT meditation room. Ramadan in just another month. I do not personally have problems with that.

In Morocco it is a real month. A culture. A do it and be proud. For sure productivity goes a little lower but we do not talk about that. There is a nuance tp that and the gray round it is we are going to start thinking islam. We will stop drinking beer 40 days before Ramadan and we would have a day for that. Shaabana. D-day. Yes. And we would get drunk during that day. We take this day more seriously in Marrakech. We try n Casablanca. Gender segregates drinking in many other areas. We segregate the two major genders anyway.

Hotels still serve our beloved tourists. Who observe us observing sidna ramadan.

Our nights are the best. Yeh. Grown ups filling there sebtis after a bowl of harira. Deep puffs of pure kif and ktamiya tobacco. A ritual that a lot of Moroccans do not bother to observe any more but it is a classic ritual. I wonder if this is all dying because of the anti-drug movement and the rage of destroying kif crops that is taking place everywhere in morocco now.

Ramadan mubarak to all those who and those who-not.