City of 1001 Churches

City of 1001 Churches

April 18, 2017

Beautiful ancient ruins and even more breathtaking surroundings full of streams, rivers and cliffs, and a taste of small-town professional conflict – that was all last weekend. I’m particularly excited to talk about this

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On the Turkish Language

On the Turkish Language

April 18, 2017

I’ve spoken two languages for as long as I can remember. I regard both with infinite tenderness. I use English rather more often, for discourse and science and poetry; I am familiar with its

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The Clock Is Ticking

The Clock Is Ticking

April 18, 2017

I was watching a video on the Vsauce channel on YouTube. At one point, Vsauce host Michael said that researchers have determined that half of all the people who ever existed died from malaria.

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On Finding Peace

On Finding Peace

April 11, 2017

There once was a stone, riddled with tiny holes like the moon is with craters; darkened by the seasons and the earth, it lay near the bottom of a hill, as if holding the

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New People of the New World: Social/Asocial

New People of the New World: Social/Asocial

April 11, 2017

“Her,” written and directed by Spike Jonze, is a science-fiction/drama movie. It shows us scenes from the near future, shaped around a love story. Nowadays, technology has brought human beings to a point where

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Golden Age of Stoner Rock

Golden Age of Stoner Rock

April 11, 2017

Since Josh Homme and Kyuss spread stoner rock from California to the rest of the world in the early 90s, an underground stoner revolution has been going on across Europe. Maybe you’ve never heard

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A Unique Side of Eskişehir

A Unique Side of Eskişehir

April 4, 2017

In the bleakest of circumstances, when all hope seems gone and all the obvious ways to attain one’s goals have proved fruitless, a determined traveler never gives up. So if the fare is too

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On What It Means To Be Human

On What It Means To Be Human

April 4, 2017

I am a human being, genus Homo species subspecies sapiens sapiens; I have a large brain and swollen eyelids and want to change the world. Lately my hair’s been looking quite wild, ancestral enough

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