Avril crouched, waiting, listening in the silence of the mist. He turned his head slightly and held his breath. About ten yards ahead he heard the scratching of feet as the squirrel scampered higher up the tree. It was careless, too noisy. It was frightened. That must mean… yes. Inching nearer to the squirrel were... Continue Reading →
One of my New Years resolutions is to give this story one more go at actually finishing... Defiantly, the tree held tightly to its one remaining leaf. As gust upon gust of wind ripped through its branches declaring to the world that an early winter had arrived in this barren land, the leaf remained. Many... Continue Reading →
I have never been one to cuss much. I would think it, but I wasn't one to say it. Now, however I am in a place where I think in English but am speaking it far less. As a result, what I am thinking tends to slip out more often. "Out of the overflow of... Continue Reading →
Ayla Albayrak, a journalist with the Wall Street Journal has recently been convicted in absentia by the Erdoğan controlled Turkish court system. The trial leading to this conviction came about after she wrote a very fair and truthful article: Urban Warfare Escalates in Turkey’s Kurdish-Majority Southeast. I myself had been there around the same time (As The... Continue Reading →
What saddens me more than anything is that we aren't discussing the reasons why an NFL player would feel strongly enough about something to take a knee despite all the pressure and ridicule he has received.
First, a couple pictures I snapped on my way out of Göreme on my way to the museum... The Old Cappadocia Pancake House gave me a little chuckle. I guess you can kinda call Gozleme's "pancakes" but that really stretches it. On the menu list you can see the second option is "chese" a little... Continue Reading →
I am going to just throw these photos up here. There's a bunch of them on my phone and if I remember something about it then I will add some commentary, otherwise just sit back and enjoy the view... One thing that surprised me was how integrated the old and the new were. I expected... Continue Reading →
Actually, it sounded a bit touristy. I was right but even still, I am here in Cappadocia to do the tourist thing so, why not? Off I went to...