Monthly Archives: September 2013

Detainment In Ladies’ Jail

Gotta get this narrative wrapped up, cause the new chapter starts on Thursday. (Very excited to share that with you.) On Monday morning I was let out of my cell to talk with my lawyer. She bummed me a few … Continue reading

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Continuing Adventures in Turkish Detainment

When we last left off, I’d been awoken in the middle of the night to have a cıgarette, and I thought, “this is my last cigarette for a while.” And I was right. I never quite caught how long cops … Continue reading

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Baltimore, I’m Sorry We Fought. I Love You.

Today when I was waiting in a line for MARC train tickets to and from DC, in a line which was interminable because there was a ginormous, random group of German tourists in it all nattering away gutterally as they … Continue reading

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Baltimore, You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself

Mama, unfortunately, lives in rather a transit hole in what is, shall we say politely, a rather transit disadvantaged city. Though she lives on one of the major North-South routes through the city, there is one bus, that theoretically runs … Continue reading

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Conversation With One Of My Oldest Friends

L- You sound remarkably chipper for someone who’s been through… um… that. Me- Yup. This is one of those life situations where you can either be chipper or start crying and never stop. I chose the former.

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Blue Shirts vs. Black Shirts: Continued Adventures in Detainment

I lied in the last post about jail. Sorry. Some events are getting hazy. I did not wake up to my lawyer. I woke up to a police officer shouting “Elizabeth!” with far too much joviality. “Dear God,” I thought. … Continue reading

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These Chilluns, They Make Me Feel Old

It’s no secret among her friends, and now among you that Agent L does love a baby. That Agent L found when she was in her early thirties, that while she would (probably) never do such a thing, she suddenly … Continue reading

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Once in Turkish Jail Is Never Enough!

It was after midnight when we got back to the Emniyet. “You are going to stay here for a few days,” my lawyer said gently. “Okay do they have a room or-” “No. You will be in the cell.” “I … Continue reading

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How Many Turkish Cops Does It Take To Guard 18 Pacifists?

Apparently the preferred ratio is 3 to 1. We were lined up in the foyer of the courthouse in a very specific order, and my lady-cop babysitter was momentarily flustered about whether she should be on the right or the … Continue reading

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