This Is Why

This is why. This is why I will go to cities like Suruc to teach English and share God's love. This is why I will invest a portion of each day learning a language I did not even know existed a year ago. This is why I gave up everything I had in New York... Continue Reading →

What Makes A Democracy A Democracy?

The fastest goal ever scored in a World Cup Match was eleven seconds. Hasan Şükür was the man who pulled that off in a match against South Korea. While that name might not mean that much to those in the West, anybody here in Turkey would immediately know who I was talking about. Şükür was one of... Continue Reading →

War Tourism

It is not quite 4PM. It is also not quite 40 degrees. For you Americans reading this, the temperature is sitting at a little over 100 degrees. I have just got on a bus (a van, really) that will take me back to Gaziantep. I have spent less than two days here and now I... Continue Reading →

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