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Tis’ the Season!

Tis’ the Season!

I love Thanksgiving, and it’s not because of the stuffing or the cranberry sauce or even the pumpkin pie. In my house, all those things sit quietly in the background. I am the daughter of two South African Jews. We’ve been in the U.S. for about 25 years now, and while some American traditions have […]

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Good As You in Turkey

Good As You in Turkey

[heading style=”1″]Quentin Crisp once famously said, “Men deprived of the company of women turn to boys, and men deprived of the company of boys turn to animals.”[/heading] In the conventional sense, few are actually gay. It seems that a familiar fumble with the boys is tolerated if absolute discretion is exercised. It is certainly not […]

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The Accidental Anthologist

The Accidental Anthologist

My memoir was going to happen. It had to. It was the cornerstone of my survival plan.  I moved to Istanbul in 2003 so my Turkish husband could take a job in mobile telecommunications. Even though I lacked a formal proposal for my high-concept travel memoir charting the peaks and valleys of what I was […]

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To Comment or Not to Comment, That is the Question

To Comment or Not to Comment, That is the Question

[pullquote align=”left”]I followed a heated debate on the Turkish Living Forum in response to an article in the Guardian called “Turkey is Not a Free Country”. The predicable salvos from unbending minds ensued. -I think this, you think that, and never the twain shall meet. It’s a futile exercise in grand standing and the usual […]

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