Tag Archives: Ottoman Empire

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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Karagöz Oyunları- what now?


Karagöz (literal translation: “black eye”) is a word that refers both to an individual puppet character from the Ottoman Empire era AND to the entire troupe of Karagöz shadow puppets that surround him. I have described this band of puppets … Continue reading

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