Tag Archives: Turkish tea

Mastering çay anxiety: Playing with gender stereotypes through tea service


Perhaps it is the constant nausea and dizziness that are a plague to me this week, but I have spent much of my time with eyes closed, trying to remember bits and pieces of “before sick” to occupy my time. … Continue reading

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The puppets get worried, up Turkish tea infusions


After our return from Turkey (you can read about how the puppets handled that right here, over there and just down there as well) and my Father’s passing, there was a month of fog and gloom – and just general … Continue reading

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“Let nothing die inside:” Karagöz puppet chaos and wisdom


When I last left you, I was basking the glow of a purple, lavender-scented foot massage and paraffin bath.  OK, at least my feet were basking in that glow.  I awoke this morning to the horrific beat of my heart … Continue reading

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