Greased BBs and cat fur

Not everyone has a ready supply of inquisitive children needing to be told to buzz off. [Read more]

Meeting across a language gulf

800px-Flag_of_Turkey.svgI’ll catch you up shortly on our latest shift of continent, but in the meantime, here is the substance of my first real conversation in Istanbul (I’m not counting exchanges in the airport or hotel), which took place at a restaurant a few blocks from where we’re staying:[More….]