Tag Archives: Skype

Kenne, the Queen of Manners and Maintenance of Ladylike behavior – hits the rakı!


It’s a rare thing to see Kenne at a loss for words, but it did happen this summer, if you can imagine it. Kenne, as you may recall, is the puppet Queen in charge of Manners and the Maintenance of … Continue reading

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Skype vs. Sufi whirling for our Turkish-American “marital moments” of woe


As with any couple, we have disagreements. OK, and we have arguments that are, ahem, occasionally heated.  I am sure many of you can relate? Well, add to that two mix two different culturally imbued communication styles – and you … Continue reading

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