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Eggs and Ottoman music: On cultural responsivity gone wrong in one Turkish American marital moment


Today, I really have to laugh at myself, along with Karagöz who is, of course, really howling at me (he tells me, “M’lady, I’m laughing WITH you, not at you.” Yeah right, Karagöz, I know you and your ways. Sigh. … Continue reading

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Kenne recommends the nar (pomegranate) cure for our middle-aged tummies


Source: crystalized-bliss.tumblr.com via Liz on Pinterest I awoke today to Kenne’s cluck-clucking “tisk-tisk.”  There she was, on the bedpost, observing us in our sleep.  If you don’t know who Kenne is, she will be shocked, as she is the self-imposed … Continue reading

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On the 5th day of Christmas: Meet Kenne the traditional lady in search of maintained honor


Today, I want to formally introduce Kenne Hanım (Mrs. Kenne, essentially, as Hanım, pronounced hah-num,  is an honorific), as she would not prefer to be introduced any other way but formally.  This is one uptight lady in this regard.  But, … Continue reading

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