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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  • How to survive a dinner in Turkish, when you don't speak it 1 month ago     Twelve years into this relationship, I am proud to say that I have mastered the alphabet, learned hundreds of words, can order a meal for myself and make basic pleasantries, but yet also appalled at myself as I have not … Continue reading →
  • The Karagöz puppets recover from Bayram Driving madness 1 month ago     Let me sit down here, have a glass of herbal “island” tea, catch my breath and tell you of the events of the last few days leading up to today’s Bayram (holiday in Turkish). I’m the sole human (or puppet) standing, … Continue reading →
  • Learning Türkçe: Rowing in vain? 1 month ago  Sometimes you try and try but you can’t get what you want because you are beating a dead horse and your endeavour is futile. In Turkish, the same concept is expressed with a different metaphor: “Boşa kürek çekmek.”  It literally … Continue reading →
  • The Karagöz puppets boycott "Inside Out" 2 months ago Pixar’s new film, “Inside Out” is all the rage these days. “Inside Out,” while ostensibly a story about a little girl experiencing the trials and travails of a move across country, is really a story about how the personifications of … Continue reading →
  • Karagöz knits a sock on the head of the Turkish military 1 month ago Can you knit a sock on your head? These days, Karagöz sits with me as a make my way through the English-language Turkish press.  I like to keep up to speed on Turkish goings-on as much as I can so that … Continue reading →

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