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Karagöz, Kafka & Kaş: On radical acceptance of unexpected realities


Still languishing in the in-between of not really REALLY sick anymore and not yet out of pain and fatigue at all, I am attempting to jump-start my brain. It is so flacid, this womp of flesh in my head, that … Continue reading

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On pointless pursuits: Of Tiryaki, opium and seaweed raking in Tulum, Mexico


On our last day on the Tulum playa, Tiryaki (the puppet with opium addiction since the 1300s) slunk out of his sleeping spot at 6:59 a.m. and commenced watching the beach – waiting to see if the expected would materialize.  … Continue reading

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On the 6th day of Christmas: Meet Tiryaki the opium addict with narcolepsy


Today, we meet one of the more shadowy figures in my head – and in the history of Karagöz shadow puppetry in Turkey, Tiryaki Bey, who is addicted to opium and nods off on a regular basis – sometimes due to narcolepsy … Continue reading

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