DIY – Adventures in House Painting

More and more Turks are doing more and more DIY(do it yourself) projects.  I believe this phenomenon was a little slow to start here because labor in Turkey is rather inexpensive.  Materials, on the other hand, can sometimes be very expensive.  For example, if you want real wood, you should be prepared to sacrifice a... Continue Reading →

You and Your Hair

The first book I remember owning – that was completely mine – not shared with my brothers, sisters, niece or nephews – was “The Baby Born in a Stable.”  Mom bought it for me at the Religious Goods Store at St. Agnes.  I actually got to pick it out.  Here’s a current pic of it... Continue Reading →

. . . about Religion

 I wasn’t planning on writing about religion, politics, the death penalty, or gun control until I felt more established here in Ankara.  These are subjects that will offend.  I know that.  You know that.  But after only one week of writing this blog, I have decided to give the readers what they want. Me in... Continue Reading →

To Bake or Not To Bake

Let me start this post by stating that I am by no means a baker.  I like to cook, no, I love to cook.  On a rainy Sunday afternoon, I can spend hours scouring Food and Wine magazine and creating my own recipes in my head.  It’s one of my favorite things to do.  Baking... Continue Reading →

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