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Apr.21.2012
  People often tell me that I’m brave because I moved to Istanbul. Last time I was on vacation I had another of those conversations but this time, surprisingly, the person telling me I was brave was someone who had done the same thing: moved her life from America to Turkey. Click here to...
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Jul.06.2011
Divided
Introducing myself and my (new) blog with a couple of self-portraits* seems appropriate, so… here they are! As you can see, they are very different from each other which made me think about how we see ourselves and how we present ourselves. Like many people starting a new blog and online...
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Sep.02.2010
One sure way to make me crazy is to ask me where I’m going every time I leave the room or the building or even my chair. Walking down the street in my neighborhood people I barely know often ask me, “Where are you going?” And my gut reaction, that voice inside my head, always answers, “Who the hell...
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Aug.26.2010
(From August 2007) I’ve arrived! I officially live in Turkey. Me, my dog, four suitcases, and my MacBook.  Apparently these are the items crucial for survival in a new country.  Or so I have decided and time will tell if I’m right. So far things are going well: no one (appears) to think I’m insane...
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Aug.26.2010
Underground, unblinking medusa stares into the green light. Staring in the quiet as the city buzzes above as the city has buzzed above for endless years. The buzz, the volume, the quality, changing, increasing, but always below is the silence. And silent, damp medusa looking sideways. Many years...
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