Tag Archives: travel

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

Choosing any job in the world: A “heathen pilgrim” walks across Turkey


Waking up today, I see that the writing prompt of the day is “If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?” Well, Blogher, you’ve got my number today – this is indeed the question of … Continue reading

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The puppets dream of Marmaris – but land in Miami, and beyond!


A week or so ago, after my 14 hour work day, the puppets longed for sleep. On the way home in the car, they even began to fight for space on my head, where they like to hang upside-down like … Continue reading

Posted in Puppets on the move around the world, Visits from the Karagöz puppets | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments