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The Skaian Gates · 1Y ago

So long, farewell (well, I hope not!)

I've taken a big step in the last few months. I've set up a language-editing business, Skaian Gates English. It's a little scary but I'm hoping it will take off in the next while. Hence why ...
The Skaian Gates · 1Y ago

Talking Point

Last Sunday morning's Dialogue2010 discussion left me floating for the day. Apart from the wonder of talking across continents and timezones to nine other women, I felt very much like I'd ta...
The Skaian Gates · 1Y ago

Mapping My Worldview

Inspired by Rose Deniz' wonderful post about finding her path I've made a map of my own. This isn't a path though, just two snapshots placed side-by-side to show how my worldview has changed...
The Skaian Gates · 1Y ago

International Politics

Sometimes I'm just stunned by how wonderful the internet is. It's terrific!Browsing Magicmum this morning with Tweetdeck running George Lee's name cropped up everywhere all at once. It attra...
The Skaian Gates · 1Y ago

Snow Diary

Here's how we've spent the last week. It started snowing at lunchtime on Friday and by 3pm the garden it was starting to accumulate.By Saturday morning there were drifts of dry snow in the ...
The Skaian Gates · 1Y ago

Falling in the Cracks

Living outside town brings many advantages; peace and quiet, a view of an olive grove, a garden of our own. There are some disadvantages though, none more confusing then the bureaucratic web...
The Skaian Gates · 1Y ago

Being Quiet...

It's very easy to be silent here. To sit behind a computer screen and watch the world go by. But it's not very satisfying in the long run.So there's going to be a few changes in the next fe...
The Skaian Gates · 1Y ago

A Driving TEST!

Last week ten years after getting my first provisional licence I finally got my full driving licence. It's been a real learning experience.First there was a month of classes in the three top...
The Skaian Gates · 1Y ago

New and Improved!!

Several years ago I wrote a piece that was published in the anthology 'Tales from the Expat Harem-Foreign Women in Modern Turkey' edited by Anastasia M. Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gökmen. The...
The Skaian Gates · 1Y ago

Opportunity knocks

It is a time of opportunities. They peek out, shyly, then tap you on the shoulder and whisper in your ear. They make tremendous promises, paint a future of terrific brightness in your mind a...