In America Anything Is Possible

These days, I find myself with some time on my hands.  This morning I am feeling a little nostalgic.  I rarely look back on my Philadelphia homes with anything less than happiness.  They were good days.  I never fully regret selling my houses (although admittedly, I regret selling the little condo from time to time.)... Continue Reading →

Racism in Philadelphia

No surprise here.  Racism is alive and well in Philadelphia.  While I should be covering the Pope's weekend visit to the City of Brotherly Love, instead, I will share two post that I just read on Facebook, written by one of the kindest and dearest friends I have ever had. On his page: Hey Jin House... Continue Reading →

Black History Month: The Friendship Nine

The Friendship Nine was a group of African American men who went to jail after staging a sit-in at a segregated McCrory's lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1961. The group gained nationwide attention because they followed an untried strategy called "Jail, No Bail", which lessened the huge financial burden civil rights groups... Continue Reading →

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution – From the U.S. Embassy in Ankara

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high... Continue Reading →

I spy . . . sweet potatoes!

If you are new to Ankara, and American, you are likely having a bit of a mental breakdown this week.  Yes, Thanksgiving is upon us and you don't know how you will live without sweet potatoes! Well, feast your eyes on these: The one on the left is an American Sweet Potato!  There are a... Continue Reading →

Leek Recipes!

Yesterday was a holiday and instead of spending time celebrating the Turkish Republic Day, or spending time with family, I found myself spending the day in the kitchen!  No surprises here . . . There were a few too many herbs and vegetables fading away in my refrigerator along with a couple of other items.... Continue Reading →

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