Life in the Fast Lane

Did you ever have one of those days where everything seems to fly by but nothing really happens?  That's what I am experiencing right now, day after day. I've been back visiting Mom.  She of course had a few things she wanted my help with.  "No problem!"  I wrote them down so I wouldn't forget.... Continue Reading →

What are you smoking?

I realize it is no longer popular to smoke. (By the way, that makes it much more difficult to buy a quick gift from a tourist shop.  Remember the terrible ash trays your parents had in the 70's?)  So this post is not about whether I smoke, cigarette butts on the streets, or banning smoking... Continue Reading →

Kreativ Blogger Award

Blogging is many things to many people.  For me, it's an outlet - a way to get things off my chest, to express my thoughts, and to be creative. Yes, creative!  I have always had a little arsty fartsy side to me.  I like to draw, make things, build, paint, etc.  Truly, nothing has ever... Continue Reading →

Ode to the Porch

People are always asking me what I miss from the States while I am living in Ankara.  My answers are always the same.  Family.  Friends.  Food. This week, I realized there are other things.  I really miss the greenery everywhere.  In Ankara, we have beautiful parks.  And we can drive outside of the city to... Continue Reading →

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