Monthly Archives: May 2010

>Current Events

>This may make it hard to get to my language class in the morning. To be quite honest I don’t know what to think about this, but I certainly don’t think hatred or further violence will accomplish anything. Needless to … Continue reading

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>Where Does the Time Go?

>This week felt exceptionally busy… but it wasn’t until I realized I neglected this blog for an entire week that I think it caught up with me. Journaling, running, reading, and apartment cleaning were also given woefully inadequate time, and … Continue reading

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>The Week in Review

> Awesome things that have happened this week: Hung out with my brother Paul in Sultanahmet. Had probably the coolest meal I’ve ever had, which literally involved setting food on fire and breaking pots with hammers. I’ll get to show … Continue reading

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>Worldview and Symbols

>”All cultures (that is) have a sense of identity, of environment, of a problem with the way the world is, and a way forward – a redemptive eschatology, to be more precise- which will, or may, lead out of that … Continue reading

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>Bursaspor Şampiyon!

> Bursaspor is the surprise champion of the Turkish Super Lig this year, becoming only the second team not from Istanbul to claim the title. Quite impressive for a team that only a few years ago was in danger of … Continue reading

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>The Myth of Post-Enlightenment Objectivity

>”It is therefore a chasing after the wind to imagine that anyone, ancient or modern, could or can ‘simply record the facts’… One learns to suspect people who claim to be the only unbiased voice on their subject; normally this … Continue reading

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> Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull – May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo. Simply stunning.

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>Bike Snob Quote of the Day

>”Amish blogs are called sermons.” -NYC Bike Snob from his new book Bike Snob

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>A Walk in The Park

>Well the whole living-on-the-complete-opposite-side-of-the-world thing finally caught up with me and I’ve been sick now for an entire week. Granted, I’m not a doctor and I only got a B in biology, but Google seems to think I have bronchitis, … Continue reading

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>Lost and Found in Translation

>One thing I learned from my Greek professor is that words do not equal words in other languages. Words are part of phrases, which make up sentences, which belong to a larger context. Meaning is found at the level discourse, … Continue reading

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