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2011 Interlude: Lamajuns bridge the culture gap from Cihangir to Watertown, MA


In my last post, I wrote about the hirsute black radishes gracing our kitchen counter…and about how talking about them with M. caused him to remember his childhood afternoons on the way home from school in Istanbul’s Cihangir neighborhood, when … Continue reading

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2011 Interlude: From hairy black radishes to sweet apples and the power of childhood memories


Cross-cultural moments abound in my marriage. While I am not in Turkey right now, they still seem to come fast and furious seven years into this road trip together with M. – the road trip that I am narrating here … Continue reading

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