Monthly Archives: June 2010


>“They were pushing a lot to try and score and we had to take some risks. Our guys at the back did a great job. I got the ball, gave it to Jozy and made a run. The ball came … Continue reading

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>Beach Blanket Backgammon


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>Outings: #2

>For as long as I can remember the beach has been my nemesis. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy enough popular seaside activities to write a pretty decent e-harmony ad, but for my entire life no amount of SPF has … Continue reading

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>This night as I was walking home I thought the evening sky was especially epic. Sadly my modest camera doesn’t quite do it justice. Regardless, the cool breeze after a long, sweaty day was very soothing to my soul. It … Continue reading

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>For the first time in over three years I updated this blog’s design. It was a difficult decision, but I realized that I was in danger of being that person who, having grown weary of keeping up with the times, … Continue reading

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>Outings: #1

>This summer the Dernek I work for is sponsoring a different outing every weekend. This weekend we went to Chora Church, which is considered one of the finest surviving Byzantine churches, and a cafe where the famed French novelist Pierre … Continue reading

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>The Museum of Innocence

>Currently I am reading Orhan Pamuk’s latest novel The Museum of Innocence. The following exert is a brilliant example of the poignancy of Pamuk’s turn of phrase- even in translation. “At times like this what matters is not our words … Continue reading

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