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Month: November 2014

Sait Faik and the inspiration to write

Dr. Bayindir, Months ago, perhaps now over a year, you recommended a Turkish writer to me by the name of Sait Faik Abasiyanik. I’d actually forgotten your recommendation and was only recently reminded of it. You gave me a card with Sait Faik’s name on it. I stowed that card…

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The weight of time, or You don’t get any older than dead

Dear Alex, Today I turn 52. I have friends who have died at this age, and some younger. I think about 52 and what it means in terms of age and time. I’m fortunate. The Anasazi lived until their teeth wore out around the age of 35. At the beginning…

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