It has been about a year since my friend Fulya passed away. I mentioned her passing briefly in this blog post, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Today I want to take a moment to honor her and to discuss what I have learned about death in Turkey. Fulya cam from a more prestigious family... Continue Reading →
10 Things That Change Once You’ve Lived Overseas
Our friend Natalie at Turkish Travel Blog passed this article around the other day, from a blog called Taking Route. I found it really interesting and completely true. "10 Things that change once you've lived overseas." I got a good laugh out of some of it, like I am constantly forgetting words in English!! And... Continue Reading →
Video of the Day – Accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Team Audry!
If you have been on Facebook lately, you have certainly heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages... 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 →
Meet the Author, Jack Scott: Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam Move to Turkey
You may remember a little while back that I wrote about my new friend, Jack Scott, author of the blog, Perking the Pansies. He had written a book by the same name. Jack was kind enough to share a copy with me. I am only about half way through it - but I have decided... Continue Reading →