Category archive: Popular Culture

Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem Episode 4 Summary/English Translation

Kosem episode 4 English summary/translation (not a complete translation; more of a summary of the episode) Kosem runs on Star TV in Turkey and is produced by TIMS productions, and produced by Timur Savci. For more info: Kosem Wikipedia entry, Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem on Facebook,  Star TV, TIMS productions. Previously: Kosem episode 1 Kosem episode 2…

Kosem Episode 3 Summary

This is a summary and translation of the third episode of Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem. This is a Turkish language historical drama, the successor drama to the highly successful Muhtesem Yuzyil, Magnificent Century, about the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. Kosem runs on Star TV in Turkey and is produced by TIMS productions, and produced by Timur…

Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem 2 — Review & English Summary

This is my review, English synopsis and translation of the second episode of Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem: The first episode review and translation can be found here. The third episode review and translation can be found here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-ad674q63A Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem Episode 2 The show runs on Star TV in Turkey and is produced by TIMS production,…

English Summary–Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem episode 1

I haven’t been using my blog much lately (I mostly post on Facebook), but this seems as good a place as any for this review and English synopsis and translation of the first episode of Kosem Sultan — or, officially, Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem, a new Turkish series that is the successor to the world-wide sensation,…

Joining the Indie Publishing Revolution

After countless hours struggling to format a 190,000 word novel in a manner that would be acceptable to Smashwords’ infamous Meatgrinder, I am declaring victory, at least for now. No more error messages. The Epub version looks readable, without any weird font variations. The links and table of contents all work. Yay! The brand-new 2013 edition…

The Boston Marathon Bombing Lockdown

The Boston Marathon Bombing Lockdown…as it happened. I’m posting my Facebook updates from April 18-19 here to my blog….things scroll away so easily on Facebook, but I would like to remember what happened on this day. It all began in the late afternoon on April 18 when the FBI posted their surveillance pics of the…

Boston Marathon Bombing

Boston is my city. I was born here. I’ve lived here for most of my life. I’ve never run the Boston Marathon, but I’ve been a spectator along the sidelines many times over the years, cheering the runners on, offering them water. I studied and taught at Boston College, the university on the peak of…

The Iron Lady and the Mouseketeer

While the world takes note of the passing of the great Margaret Thatcher, I couldn’t help but feel a pang when I heard of today’s other celebrity death: Annette Funicello. She was only a few years older than I am, and the news of her passing transported me back to my childhood. I think many of…

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