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by hindi kavita manch on Nov 9, 2015

To eleven years together: “Love is grabbing hold to the great Lion’s mane”

“Love is grabbing hold to the great Lion’s mane” or so go the words from the poet Hafiz. I’ve been clinging to that mane – whipping in the wind it often seems – for eleven years now. Actually, it has been … Cont...
by Slowly by slowly on Jan 24, 2015

You ask, I answer!

First, a morning picture On my way to run some errands before the Stockholm trip in Thursday!!! Due to that I got few questions from some of you, I wanted to answer them in a post, so that everyone can… Continue Reading →...
by Story of Lorellay on Oct 27, 2014

Ten Years, Ten Moments: Hacivad Bey Speaks

Today, Hacivad Bey poked his head around the corner of my living room and inquired about my well-being.  “It’s been a long time, M’lady, since you’ve let us come out and play!”  Sighing, I responded, “Indeed, Hac...
by Slowly by slowly on May 21, 2014

The Karagöz puppets are çapuling from bed rest!

Arkadaşlar – Friends, I’m trying hard to make a slowly by slowly come back… I’m feeling very sick and awaiting surgery without a set date due to insurance problems. As I lie here in bed in pain I am entertaining … Continue...
by Slowly by slowly on Jun 8, 2013

When God Closes Doors

I am on Tyler’s Perry’s mailing  list and received this post this morning. I wanted to share it cause it really spoke to me. I’ve had a few doors to close on me lately and I was really questioning God as to why this was happening.
by My Vehicles To Success on Jun 3, 2013

Keşmekeş: The Karagöz puppets wreak (helpful) havoc

The Karagöz puppets are urging me to send out this “I’m still alive” message to the few and dear readers of this kooky blog. So, a few words on what is going on these days. In all fairness, I must … Continue reading →...
by Slowly by slowly on Jan 10, 2013

Kolay gelsin: On the hard work of deciding what’s the hardest work

Waking up this morning, I took a peek at today’s writing prompt from Blogher’s December NaBloPoMo challenge before I even got out of bed, and upon reading it, proceeded to burrow under the covers in protest.  Karagöz, the trickster pupp...
by Slowly by slowly on Dec 12, 2012

Aç ayı oynamaz: A hungry bear won’t dance (on working, relaxing and patience)

The world of Turkish proverbs is a full one, and barely a day goes by when M. doesn’t let one rip with vim and vigor – much to the delight of the Karagöz puppets, who so enjoy his excitement at … Continue reading →...
by Slowly by slowly on Dec 12, 2012

Hard work: On the retreat of the Write-a-matrix and the victory of her nemesis, Hacıyatmaz

Now that I have challenged myself to carefully consider the topic of “work” as part of December’s NaBloPoMo, two of the primary metaphorical puppets that have inhabited my mind for some years now are popping up once again in earnest. … Co...
by Slowly by slowly on Dec 6, 2012

When I found my teaching spark: A Sufi-like exchange with Hacivad Bey on the work of teaching

  Today’s writing prompt from Blogher’s December’s NaBloPoMo is: Do you enjoy teaching others? Talk about a time you taught someone how to do something.   Well, as soon as I read that, Hacivad Bey appeared on my shoulder, ready for &...
by Slowly by slowly on Dec 4, 2012

Migration as a cross-cultural marital metaphor? On structuring a Turkish-American memoir (Part 2)

Today, I am going to continue my musing about that elusive “red thread” I wrote about yesterday.  In case you missed it, this relates to the writing of my Turkish-American marital memoir. And in case you don’t know what in …...
by Slowly by slowly on Nov 20, 2012

Searching for the red thread: On structuring a Turkish-American marital memoir (Part 1)

Today, I am going to talk about my elusive “red thread” as it relates to the writing of my Turkish-American marital memoir. My dear friend and soul sister K., also a professor type who edits students’ papers a lot, refers to …...
by Slowly by slowly on Nov 18, 2012

The Karagöz puppets stage a coup d’état: Guest blog, anyone?

We Karagöz puppet troupe had muffin. Well we had that American thing yes, cranberry orange, but strange bug call spellcheck on jumpy iPhone toy make “enough” to this muffin word. We giggle . But we done. We done play easy … Continu...
by Slowly by slowly on Nov 13, 2012

Puppet laryngitis: On stories, (Turkish) soldiers and writing: Part II

  In honor of Veteran’s Day in the U.S., and in honor of my sore rotator cuff, today’s post is a reprise of a previous one, about one of the former soldiers in my present day life. Seni seviyorum canım! … Continue reading U...
by Slowly by slowly on Nov 11, 2012

A love letter to Andew Lang – who helped me find the Karagoz puppets

Dear Andrew Lang, I am sure you are dead and gone.  But, I do love you nonetheless.  Although I never met you, nor could I have met you due to time travel limitations, I love you because it was the … Continue reading →...
by Slowly by slowly on Nov 3, 2012

My baby girl turns 5 years old...

Time flies so fast that my baby girl turns 5 years old now...I'm quite busy today but I make it appoint to jot down here the special day of my baby. All I'm wishing is that you'll grow as a beautiful human being both inside and out. That you would gr...
by My Journey Through Life on Mar 11, 2012

I did it again...

There was something that happened this week that I do regret why I didn't give my best. For the second time around, I failed again....Yes, I did it again...I never went out of my way just to get in and this sort of thing happened for the second time...
by My Journey Through Life on Mar 7, 2012


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