1 : to become absorbed in thought; especially : to turn something over in the mind meditatively and often inconclusively
2 archaic : WONDER, MARVEL
transitive senses : to think or say reflectively
gumbo (n): 1 : a soup thickened with okra pods or filé and containing meat or seafoods and usually vegetables
4 : MIXTURE, Mélange
From Merriam-Webster online
July 13, 2011
Images of Turkey in 10 Glorious Minutes
This is my last post on my Turkey trip. I don't plan to write much text, other than to say that my trip to Turkey was one of the best travel experiences I have ever had. I have taken photos that I like from the 1500 or so that my wife and I snapped and have put them together in a slide show with music. I don't provide any narration, so if you are curious about any of the images feel free to comment or send me a message.
In conclusion, I would encourage you, if you ever have a chance to travel there, to take that opportunity. It is a fascinating country right on the edge of many different worlds and many different epochs of human history. In such a place, you can't help have your outlook expand and grow.
I was born in Eureka, California and adopted when I was 2. I grew up in Fort Bragg, California, and graduated high school in 1982. I finished a BA in English at Santa Clara University, and then did two years of volunteer service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in inner-city Milwaukee. I lived in Milwaukee from 1986-1995. I got married in 1995 to Megan Kamerick and moved to San Antonio, Texas where I worked for a non-profit organization while I picked up an MA in International Relations at St. Mary's University. In 2000, I started a Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of New Orleans and we lived there until 2004. Megan accepted a job in Albuquerque 2004, and we have lived there up to the present. I completed my Ph.D. in 2008 and am currently working at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.