Our Story

Holding Joy and Sorrow in Both Hands

“So, how’s hope for you these days?” I turned my attention toward the voice, unsure of how to answer. Hope? As I readjusted my seatbelt and looked out the passenger side window, my gaze fell upon the jagged rocks, the palette of brown and spots of green that so distinctively decorate Cappadocia. Hope. My mind… Continue reading Holding Joy and Sorrow in Both Hands

Refugee Stories

Blue Tarps, Clothes Lines, and Bare Feet: Stories of Refugees in Turkey

This is part two of a series titled "Stories of Refugees in Turkey", dedicated to sharing the stories of refugees with hopes of giving readers a look past numbers and statistics into the dreams and lives of real people. Read part one here. I don’t think anyone seated in the car was prepared for what… Continue reading Blue Tarps, Clothes Lines, and Bare Feet: Stories of Refugees in Turkey

Turkey

Why the Heck Are You in Turkey and Other Frequently Asked Questions

With a year of Turkey under my belt, I've noticed a lot of the same questions begin to crop up from time to time. Although there may be more, here are a handful that I could come up with. Enjoy! (but first some pictures...) 1. Okay, so, what exactly are you doing in Turkey? My Instagram… Continue reading Why the Heck Are You in Turkey and Other Frequently Asked Questions

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Twice the Turkey Talk

I’m definitely deserving of a big curly blue 1st place ribbon for being the least dependable blogger on the planet. But, for the last three months I’ve been enjoying time at home with family in North Dakota, which, I think, is a perfectly acceptable explanation for my absence. Transitioning from living life on one side… Continue reading Twice the Turkey Talk

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The Sum of My Ordinary Adventures  

But first some news…  Here’s some maybe-not-exciting-for-you-but-exciting-for-me news: As of now, my URL no longer contains that pesky “wordpress” in it! This little corner of the web is officially OneFootOnBoth Dot Com – much less of a jumble-y mouthful to pronounce. I have now taken a stride towards becoming a real, legitimate blogger. Okay, okay, I… Continue reading The Sum of My Ordinary Adventures