Visiting Turkey’s ancient history

I find Turkey’s long history fascinating. Anatolia has been home to many civilizations over thousands of years. At the museums we visited, we saw relics and carvings dating as far back …

The cats (and dogs) of Turkey

Cats own the neighborhoods in Turkey. In Istanbul they lounge in doorways and catwalk across ledges. They bask in the sun on the marble slabs of Ephesus. In many towns …

The birth of modern Turkey

I recently returned from a trip to Turkey. I had traveled to Turkey in 2003 with my friend Elaine and wanted to visit again to experience more of this fascinating …

A new chapter for the blog

Years ago, in what seems like the dim dark past, I wrote an occasional blog post related to my work in environmental communications. Now I am living a different life, …