Monthly Archives: September 2010

>Philippians 1:19-30

> To Live Is Christ Yes, and I will rejoice, 19 for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, 20 as it is my eager … Continue reading

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>Today I went to the Mısır Çarşısı with my photographer/guitar teacher friend Numan, where I bought a cezve and some freshly ground Türk kahvesi. Numan asked me to pose on the steps of the famous Yeni Camii (New Mosque), which … Continue reading

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>Riding the Third Wave

> thuis BARISTA koffietour Londen from Coen Remmelts on Vimeo. This video has been out for a while, but it’s new to me. I wish this guy would shoot a video like this for every major urban center, but those … Continue reading

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>New Material

>There’s a lot of quality music that has come out recently, but I’m particularly impressed by two releases. If I had to pick a favorite album of the year so far it would be The Wild Hunt by The Tallest … Continue reading

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>Bike Istanbul

>After six months of mentally debating it, I finally caved and bought a bicycle to ride in Istanbul. I bought this bike from the Bike Bazaar in Fatih. It’s a mountain bike and it has gears, which makes it the … Continue reading

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>My favorite source for English-language news about Turkey is Hurriyet Daily News. Although their editorials often come across as naive and pedantic and their sports coverage is comparable to CBS, they typically have a handle on happenings across Turkey worth … Continue reading

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>Finca Los Andes

>From Cartel Coffee Lab: Finca Los Andes Juan Jose Ernesto Menendez Arguello 1700 Meters70% Red Bourbon, 25% Orange Bourbon,5% Kenya and Typicared wine – cherry – drySanta Ana, Apaneca-IlamatepecEl Salvador This farm only produced four bags for the entire year, … Continue reading

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>Back in the ‘Bul

>Istanbul’dayım. Or for my non-Turkish speaking readership, I’m in Istanbul (I love how in Turkish entire sentences can be captured in one word.) Kissing my mom goodbye was incredibly difficult, but I am very thankful for the week I had … Continue reading

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>There and Back Again

>Mom and Dad needed me to take care of some important business in Heber/Overgaard a few days ago. Traveling time alone that’s a 6 hour round trip, but I was grateful to have some really good company. Julie and I … Continue reading

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>So thankful to have time with my parents. Also, so appreciative of all the friends and family members that have served and sacrificed for us in this time.

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