Gezi Park, one year on

Note: I’m not a political writer. This is simply an overview of events which have happened in the year after the Gezi Park protests of last June. Istanbul is tense as the one year anniversary of the Gezi Park protests draws closer. On May 27th, the Taksim Solidarity Platform, which was founded during the protests […]

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#Direngezi

Due to how scattered my brain and thoughts are about the current protests in Istanbul, it’s really hard for me to put them down coherently in some manner of eloquent prose. The best I can manage is to try to capture how chaotic it feels being here at the moment.

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Every day I’m chapuling

Concerning the ongoing protests in Istanbul… I’ve been meaning to write up blog entries… but my life has been so abnormal for the past two weeks I can hardly seem to put a coherent thought together! And there is so much to this protest – so many things leading up to it, so many different […]

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Intermission

I spent about three days in the hotel before heading back up to Uludağ to teach at another kid’s camp. I was relieved to have a little bit of rest; this was the first time in about two weeks that I had spent more than one night in the same place. I made a tally: […]

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Fred Fishermen

Went for a walk the other day. Strolled down to Karaköy in the evening as the sun was going down, to sit by the waterfront to watch the ferries come and go and also the fishermen and the people watching the fishermen. After the past nine months living on the sea, I don’t ever want […]

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Portkeys

I’ve written a lot about objects and how they can have the power to transport you to different worlds. I read most of the Harry Potter books, and the thing that sticks with me with those books is the “portkey.” They are things that you find in various places (an old boot on a hill, […]

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