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Of Turkish tea, American coffee – and the Arabian Nights in the Bathtub

When I last left you, dear readers, I was wired out of my mind on Turkish tea in an effort to keep myself going on a stack of statistics exams.  I made it through the stack with a total of … Continue reading

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The oppositional Q, or, “only Allah is perfect”

It was midnight, I couldn’t sleep, and cleaning out my closet seemed like a very good idea for what to do with myself. At the back of the closet, I found a set of framed photos, silk-screened prints and paintings … Continue reading

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Angry Karagözis: Debating the ideal limits of family caregiving

Yesterday, I wrote to you about making lemonade out of lemons, looking for “silver linings in the cloud” and so on.  I also wrote about the comfort of a glass of çay or a cup of chai during tough times. We … Continue reading

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