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 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 7 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 8 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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