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City of the Blind (part 2)

November 26, 2011

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Doubtful steps inch me across the room towards the wall my senses are telling me is there, but I never reach. Arms in a zombie stretch, I’m headed for my wife’s voice. I make it to the safety of my friends table at last, sit down next to Cari, and rest my arms on the […]

Expat Cravings: Spicy Ranch Dressing

November 14, 2011

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Turks don’t do sauce.  Unless you count mayonnaise, and I don’t.  As an American, moreover, as a former American waitress, I know how much we love sauce.  If you are a server in America, be prepared to fill millions of ramekins with two or three sauces for just one salad ‘cause I like to dip.  […]

City of the Blind (part 1)

November 12, 2011

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Cold winds sweep through the streets up all sides of the hill to crash and then mix at the top. Sea breezes and car fumes, mainly car fumes, swirl around a large statue of a bull guarding his turf here on the median. This is Altiyol (Six ways), and the bull is a handy meeting […]

Season’s Greetings

November 7, 2011

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From a country moving inexplicably toward a dictatorship like a slug, leaving behind a slimy trail of shattered lives unhidden from the rising sun on this lovely Sunday morning. İyi bayramlar! (Happy Holidays!) Recent events have made me feel like I need to step back and take stock of all the most important people and experiences I’ve […]