My neighbor's home was burgarized on Saturday evening. I have heard stories of several burglaries in my neighborhood recently. In fact, I have heard of them all over Ankara recently. The neighbor rented an apartment that had the worst door in the building. It was literally made of particle board as was the surrounding frame. ... Continue Reading →
Ups and Downs
It's just about 8:15 p.m., and I feel as if I should just go to bed. It's been a weekend full of ups and downs. I am at an "up" right, now. Hence, the desire to end the weekend on a good note by going to bed. Friday evening started off with a bang. A... Continue Reading →
Off with their heads!
After a rough week of trying to repair my laptop, I needed something to cheer me up. So I headed over to the local pastane for tea with friends. I really like hanging out their at the sidewalk tables. One friend does a great job translating for me while the others try to teach me... Continue Reading →
Bayram, food, friends, and more . . .
There's nothing like a good Şeker Bayram to raise one's foul mood. I had been down in the dumps for a few days. Şeker Bayram, the three day holiday to celebrate the end of Ramadan arrived on Tuesday evening. A three day holiday in the middle of the week quickly turned into a 9-day holiday for... Continue Reading →