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Model Women

Model women across the oceans and the ages.

Nostalgia, Excuses, and Starting Over

I want to express my intention to do something different, and strike off in a new direction. And in this, I hope you will help me.

The Orientalist and the Local

An orientalist in pith helmet, jodspurs, and riding crop, carrying a manual in his hand, tours an eastern city. He meets a local man in traditional dress.

Germs and the Self

We are about ten times more “germs” than we are “us.” Or to put it another way, we are a seething mass of germs held together by a thin tissue of human genetic material.

Note to Sixteen Year Olds

Have you heard that slogan from the 1960s, “Never trust anyone over thirty”? Well, it’s still true. Why? Because people over thirty have a stake in the system, and they are more interested in preserving it, than in sharing it with you. Either that, or they have no clue what’s going on, but they need […]

Small Disappointments

How many times I’ve wished that the power of dreams could have saved us! If, while we were sleeping, each of us could have shaped her true world, the world of her imaginings, perhaps the hard edges of life, its brutal realism, its crushing logic of cause and effect, would have loosened, leaving space for miracles.

I’ve Been Nominated

I’ve been nominated for the 2010 Best of Morocco Blog Awards in two categories, best news blog and best overall blog.

Nothing Has Changed

Since returning to Morocco after being away for three years, I keep hearing the same message from most of my friends. Nothing has changed, and that means Morocco is slowly sliding into an abyss of futility and defeat.

Travel Update

I have a backlog of photos and stories I’d like to share with you, and I expect to begin updating this space “live from Morocco” within the next few days.

No More of This

Today I hit the road, first to visit friends in New York, then on to Paris, and finally Morocco before the end of the month. Watch this space as eatbees blog “goes live” from Morocco and around the world!