Tag Archives: Ottoman Empire

The will o’ the wisp and the Ottoman seal make a comeback in Turkey


The puppets are all snowed in thanks to Blizzard Juno…and in order to stave off cabin fever, Karagöz led the charge to find some good reading in our vintage book collection.  Hacivad Bey, our resident history buff, came across my … Continue reading

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Puppet laryngitis: On stories, (Turkish) soldiers and writing: Part II


  In honor of Veteran’s Day in the U.S., and in honor of my sore rotator cuff, today’s post is a reprise of a previous one, about one of the former soldiers in my present day life. Seni seviyorum canım! … Continue reading

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The puppets dream of Marmaris – but land in Miami, and beyond!


A week or so ago, after my 14 hour work day, the puppets longed for sleep. On the way home in the car, they even began to fight for space on my head, where they like to hang upside-down like … Continue reading

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