Monthly Archives: July 2008

>Cycling Trivialities

>Since I got my new bike almost two weeks ago, I’ve been pedaling some pretty crazy miles. Due to the tragic temporary closing of my favorite coffee shop, Quills, I have been going twice as far to Sunergos, which is … Continue reading

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>Pop Culture

>I have now joined the ranks of fixed-gear hipsterdome. It took almost four months of layaway payments, but I am finally riding my brand new Raleigh Rush Hour, which I have affectionately named “Jackie” (after two of my heroes, Jackie … Continue reading

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>Re-adjustment

>Okay. I am back in the United States of America. Re-entry can definitely be a bit difficult at times- it’s almost like I expected my life to be on pause while I was gone, and would pick up exactly where … Continue reading

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>Farewell

>The time of my departure has come. God will today I will be flying from Istanbul to London to Chicago to Louisville. Goodbye Istanbul.

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>Mixed Emotions

>My time here in Istanbul is drawing to a close. While the realities of being away from home for two months are beginning to sink in, I have been anticipating my impending departure with a heavy heart. I feel as … Continue reading

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>Shoe Shiners

>The shoe shiners in Istanbul have a pretty good gimmick. As you are walking by they will drop their brush and pretend not to notice. If one is kind enough to pick up his brush, or even just point the … Continue reading

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>Trabzon

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