Slowly-by-Slowly

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Slowly-by-Slowly
This blog documents the ongoing road trip through the cross-cultural marriage of one American woman married to one Turkish man.
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  • A Karagöz Puppet-Refereed Debate about Islam as a Religion of Peace 3 months ago What I have come to realize about myself in the context of my cross-cultural relationship, is that there are things about Islam and Muslim culture in Turkey that are difficult for me to accept. They are difficult to accept as … Continue reading →
  • Fisting Eggplants - or - Making İmam Bayıldı For the First Time 5 months ago Well, apparently Hacivad Bey’s prompting to get back to writing stirred things up a little bit.  We’ll see how long it lasts, says the naysayer. As M. and I walked through the local Armenian grocery, picking up their delectable İmam bayıldı along … Continue reading →
  • Ten Years, Ten Moments: Hacivad Bey Speaks 5 months ago Today, Hacivad Bey poked his head around the corner of my living room and inquired about my well-being.  “It’s been a long time, M’lady, since you’ve let us come out and play!”  Sighing, I responded, “Indeed, Hacivad Bey, it has. … Continue reading →
  • The Karagöz Puppets muse on Turkish (neo-colonialist?) influences in Kuzey Kibris 9 months ago Although it has been a few months since our exploration of Northern Cyprus, our consideration of what we saw there continues to be a daily source of discussion. The  Karagöz puppets who inhabit my head, in particular, have much to … Continue reading →
  • Westward Ho!: Of scorched earth and strawberries in Yeşilırmak 10 months ago As you may have seen from our last post, we’ve been eating our way across Cyprus. Thankfully, we were lucky enough to find an amazing restaurant run by a Turkish Cypriot re-patriot named Mustafa. Çiftlik evi was phenomenal and both … Continue reading →

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