Tag Archives: cross-cultural

Bachelors, dudes and dağı: On respecting your elders…and reality TV


It may come as a surprise that M. and I watch a really trashy American reality television program each week. Namely, I say blushing, we watch programs from “The Bachelor” TV franchise. In this reality series, one man (The Bachelor) … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-cultural learning moments, Puppets on the move around the world, Turkish Art, Visits from the Karagöz puppets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

The Karagöz puppets howl at my ‘Turklish:’ “Ben yumurta yemek yiyorsun üstünde yatak’da?”


As we move on from horrific images of what followed the red carnation protest in Istanbul – and as we ignore reports of an horrific video of a swarm of police beating protesters hiding in a parking garage in Antalya … Continue reading

Posted in Turkish-American Matters, Turklish Moments, Visits from the Karagöz puppets | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Writing about fear: Sarai Sierra in Istanbul (Part 1)


Hello dear readers. Well, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve  been on another silent and unexpected sojourn away from blogging, mostly due to the continued keşmekeş related to my in-process epiphany about the purpose of this blog – and the … Continue reading

Posted in Gendered moments, On Islam and Muslims, Turkish Controversies, Turkish-American Matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments