Tips on Parallel Parking

Since I was 6 years old, I have always lived on streets where folks must parallel park their vehicles.  My father was a truck driver and two brothers followed in that line of work.  So when it came time to learn to drive, believe me, I knew I had better learn to parallel park or... 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 →


It's an interesting thing that in this land of great history, there is little room for "junking."  Junking is a term I recently picked up from my niece.  That's her way of describing her love of antiques, or anything else that can be picked up at a flea market or yard sale.  I honestly can't... Continue Reading →

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