The Minuscule Water Heater

The Minuscule Water Heater

In Istanbul, in the antiquated apartment building we call home, the landlord is too cheap to replace the old water heater that broke, with another…

The Hitchhiker

Southern California, Hwy. 79…..past Warner Spring's tiny airport where they rent out gliders, past Al-Anon, where I was supposed to interview a counselor for a…
Is The Burqa a safety hazard

Is The Burqa a safety hazard

Burqas are a combination of curtain and veil that is worn by conservative women in certain Muslim countries. These cover a woman completely from head…
An Islam Sanctioned Toilet

An Islam Sanctioned Toilet

I don't understand why conservative Muslims use "hole in the ground" toilets. Their interpretation of Islamic faith basically states that it is unclean to sit…
The Bathroom Attendant

The Bathroom Attendant

I have to preface this by mentioning I was raised to be a genteel person, and not deliberately hurt people's feelings, and that is how…
Cultural Differences

Cultural Differences

Turkish people love to tell you how to live your life, how to raise your children, and what to eat…etc. This advice is largely based…
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