I got to see The B-Side Brujas a while back, here’s an interesting article on them and the atmosphere of the Bay Area right now. We lived in Fruitvale (neighborhood in Oakland) when we first got married and now the rent there is almost comparable with our current rent in San Francisco.

We live in crazy times. 6 days ago my husband was talking about moving back to Turkey because of some Islamophobic comments from a co-worker. Since then, his country has fallen apart.

My brother-in-law, who has a 6 month-old baby, was fired today for murky political reasons. Tens of thousands of other people in Turkey are in the same situation.

I finally start teaching in a few weeks and wish I were feeling more optimistic about things.

How are you?