Hello and good morning friends, family, Father Tuck, and members of the church. Many of you I already know. For those who don’t know me – my name is Michael, and I am the proud grandson of the woman most all of us knew as Clo.
It’s been a long break. I’ll come back here shortly to tell you all about it. I just had to post something so that I could wipe that 2013 date off the books… It’s been an interesting few years… I’ll really try to get back here and write about it… M
American Classics in Istanbul… The first time it happened, I was completely blown away… One day I was walking up a small cobblestone road adjacent to the Grand Bazaar, just up from the Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi Coffee store, when behind me I heard a rumbling, coughing, carbon-belching engine coming up the road.
When I called to him he immediately jumped up and ran toward me – and flopped down on top of my feet. To me that is doggie language for “hang out for a while”.
Cooking over here is always an interesting procedure for me. For starters – all of the ingredients are foreign, the knives are dull, none of the spices are labeled and must be identified by smell, there isn’t a pepper mill to be found anywhere and the salt smells very strong of iodine from time to […]
Ever since I laid eyes on this pooch I’ve wondered what it must be like to be such a rogue character. It was just a week ago when I heard, or read the line “You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals.” I assume you could say the same […]
As I sit here in a predominantly Islamic country on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, I am somewhat torn emotionally as one might expect. I don’t have enough time to fully dissect those emotions or to try to bring them to the forefront completely. So I will simply say a few things. […]
I never intended for this to be a food tour of the city – or to be a reporter or a critic while I was here and I don’t think I’ll go back on that lack of intention. Plain and simply put, there are some things here that are so wonderful in their simplicity that […]
So it’s 1am back home on the east coast of the US – and most are tucked away in bed. It’s 8am here… and the roosters are crowing and the minarets are squawking, dogs are barking and people are out and about. Fortunately no horns are honking yet – but I guess that’s soon to […]
If someone had told me over 15 years ago that I would still be sitting here surrounded by recording equipment, wondering what the future would bring in the production business – I would have told them they were crazy. I also seriously doubt I would have taken the first steps down this long and dusty […]