Brad Hertz Introduction
I am sorry to have missed the orientations, but I have been trying to rent all the rooms in my houses near the University of Utah before the trip. I can hardly wait for this trip. I visited Morocco back in the 80's and loved it. The main purpose of this trip for me is to gain a much deeper understanding of Islam. I hope to make enduring friendships with you and some Moroccan people. I retire from teaching next year. My dream after retirement is to serve in some useful capacity in an Arab society (volunteer) and try to help in a small way to break down the barriers that the post 9-11 era has created. All of us can be a powerful force for change on this trip. Understanding and accepting each other (different cultures) can indeed lead to more peace in this world. I do speak some Arabic (not good!). I hope to have lots of fun in the markets and streets of Morocco talking to the people.
I am not a big shopper (my wife is), but I am a great barginer and volunteer to help you get a fair price for the stuff you want to buy. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you soon.