Category Archives: Early exposure to Islam

A Karagöz Puppet-Refereed Debate about Islam as a Religion of Peace


What I have come to realize about myself in the context of my cross-cultural relationship, is that there are things about Islam and Muslim culture in Turkey that are difficult for me to accept. They are difficult to accept as … Continue reading

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A love letter to Andew Lang – who helped me find the Karagoz puppets


Dear Andrew Lang, I am sure you are dead and gone.  But, I do love you nonetheless.  Although I never met you, nor could I have met you due to time travel limitations, I love you because it was the … Continue reading

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Getting kids to eat in Turkish and American households: Your food is crying behind you…and “the starving Armenians”


Lately, I have been writing a set of posts about my early exposure to Islam – or anything remotely related to it (click here for a link to all posts of mine on that topic). I am trying to get … Continue reading

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