Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Brief History of Earth: “And Then People Carried Rocks Around and Stacked Them and Called it ‘Home’”

This week’s adventure was to rent a car for a couple of days and drive three hours to the ruins of Hattusas and Alacahöyük, which I’d first heard about from the kids’ pottery teacher last fall (he doubles as a high school … Continue reading

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Redefining “Neighborhood Watch Program”

First, I have to brace myself, especially if it’s a hot day, and I’ve decided that wearing shorts is the only choice between me and heat exhaustion. Secondly, I replay in my mind the guidebook phrase that informs, “Turks don’t … Continue reading

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I Also Spotted a Pair of Ruby Red Slippers in the Field

Back in Duluth, I can go weeks without having to recharge my Kindle.  However, here in the land of No Bookstores (much less ones with books in English), the Kindle has become our most-coveted item, one that circulates amongst all … Continue reading

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