I have never actually sat down to write my "to do" list, that is the things I want to do and see before I die. But from time to time, things have crossed my mind. 1- Visit the Herr's Potato Chip Factory. It's really stupid that I haven't done that. It's not far from my... Continue Reading →
Need a Quick Dinner Suggestion?
In Turkey, I find that there is no such thing as a "quick meal" for the most part, unless I am ordering for delivery. Sure, there's brinner (breakfast for dinner) and there is a small selection of cereals. But the idea of making a quick sandwich doesn't really exist for me. The lunch meat selections... Continue Reading →
Tax Day Has Come and Gone . . .
. . . and still I am not done! April 15th is Tax Day in the U.S. The day of reckoning. This year that fell on the weekend, so it should have been pushed to Monday. But thanks to some never-heard-of holiday in D.C., it was moved to the 17th. And let's not forget it... Continue Reading →
Photo of the Day
I couldn't resist taking this photo. This is the planter in front of my building. The caretaker does little with our building, but these irises come up every year regardless. They were about 6" inches tall before this woman decided to plant her big fat butt in the middle of them! And don't feel sorry... Continue Reading →
Easter in Ankara
I apologize for the misleading title. There is no Easter in Ankara this year, at least, not for me. Naturally, there is little celebration of this Christian holiday in a Muslim country. This morning, after wishing my cat a Happy Easter, I got out of bed and checked Facebook. I found photos by "friends" in... Continue Reading →
Spice Curry House Restaurant Review
I heard about Spice Curry House in G.O.P. after writing a restaurant review on Masala Cafe, a Pakistani restaurant. Over the past two years, I had it on my "to do" list. I had heard mixed reviews of the restaurant. Last night I experienced it for myself. I was disappointed. First, let me say that... Continue Reading →
Easter and the Abuse of Children
Easter is coming. In addition to thinking about how I will spend the day (or days) and what I will cook, today I began to think about how I used to celebrate the death and rising again of Christ. During the weeks leading up to Easter in my early school days, we would go to... Continue Reading →
Ankara: A History Buff’s Paradise
Although the huge city of Istanbul often steals the headlines, Ankara is finally starting to raise its own head above the parapet and make a name for itself as a first class destination for tourists and seasoned travellers to visit – especially those interested in ancient history and those who love the hustle and bustle... Continue Reading →