They found me. Boston to Istanbul in the press of a button.
Somehow, my editor at the Huntington News at Northeastern tracked me down from Boston. I think Google and Gmail are to blame; we chatted, Boston to Istanbul, despite the time difference. Anna Marden, with whom I will be working at the Boston Globe beginning in July, asked if I would write a feature about my experience on this trip. I have so much going on, and hesitated, but agreed to do it. It was nice to reflect on this adventure, and a nice contrast to everything I have been doing here. All of my work, both in Jordan and here in Turkey, has been so in-the-moment, that this was a pleasant change of pace.
So, here it is:
I hope you enjoy the story.