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Turkish women and their hair: A visit to the guzelik salonu


We Karagöz puppets take over while m’lady rest. She a right mess! Don’t tell her we say. We sneak jumpy jumpy iPhone toy, find her drafts from summer. She too perfectionist. We hit “publish” while she sleep, We blame Karagöz … Continue reading

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Men and Pedicures: Macho duck – or “metro-sexual” from a Muslim land?


When I last left you, I was sharing my story of exposure to the Arabian Nights thanks to my mother, who championed imagination and a broad world view uber alles when it came to raising her girls.  She did not, … Continue reading

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From the Aegean to the Mediterranean and over to Italia: Check out Mozzarella Mamma


…and now for something completely different, a shout-out to my step-sister Trisha Thomas, and her hysterically on-point writing about navigating cross-cultural family life.  While slowly-by-slowly primarily focuses on the joys and challenges of learning to be culturally responsive in one cross-cultural marriage … Continue reading

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