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A Fight for the Future of Turkey.

Originally posted on If Anything Matters…:
Protests in Istanbul are a common occurrence. Every Saturday I see a few groups here and there with signs I can’t translate fighting for causes unknown to me. A Turkish friend with me brushes off the causes they are fighting for, knowing their pleas will continually be ignored. Whatever,…

Hagia Sofia Istanbul Turkey 2013 (72) Edit

The Turkey Letters: C.S. Lewis and Random Musings on Water Closets

Note: My friends are truly the best. Especially the ones who write to you each week even when you’re 5000 miles apart. Going through my emails with Sarah, two notes stick out. The first is a note from her — one of the more profound thoughts and pieces of advice that I received abroad, and […]

Egyptian Spice Bazaar Istanbul Turkey 2013 Edit (2)

The Turkey Letters: Egyptian Spice Bazaar, Fatih, Istanbul

For all of you just tuning in, here’s the second of the “Turkey Letters”: post-trip insights via letters between friends and family. If you didn’t read the first, read “The Turkey Letters: The lesson of the Charity Crow”. This week’s epistle goes to a certain rapscallion currently, like, studying philosophy in Greece (scoff *whimper*). Enjoy! To […]