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isafakir Isa

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About me

Outside the Box.
Out and Proud
Flickr.com/froghollowroad
http://www.facebook.com/isafakir
http://www.linkedin.com/in/isafakir/

social entrepreneur photographer media-PR, linguistics, education, and Middle East.see more of me at facebook [my FB artist's page " isa fakir "], on Flickr and on w2.0 sites such as
http://www.linkedin.com/in/isafakir/
http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=7365673204018556721

i make great tea, and passable noodles and interesting omelets. pretty good bread...have been a cowboy/stable hand in the 50s. a restaurateur in the 60s(hippy restaurant). a taxi driver, a FIFA referee in the 70s. a bakery manager and trainer of homeless in a famous Zen bakery in the 80s. and an expat since 1986.

photographer, writer, haibun(haikuist), journalist (sports), story teller.educator, activist,...Trauma/PTSD/abuse/crisis intervention specialist. degrees in anthropology, comparative literature, linguistics and applied linguistics. curriculum. ....

Spoken languages

  • English Mother Tongue
  • German Expert
  • Turkish Expert
  • French Beginner
  • Arabic Beginner
  • Russian Can only say Welcome!
  • Kurdish Can only say Welcome!

My interests

Hobbies:

living, learning, traveling, languages, meeting people, community. science and sciences. human rights and social justice. Ecology. Democrat Politics. Children's rights.

Books:

linguistics, cultures, evolution of mind and language and culture, economics, literature, spiritual sciences, tasawwuf, zen, haiku, history, social history, gender and queer studies. Human rights and social justice. Our Lady of the Flowers(genet) Road up North (bassho) Kobayashi Issa, R H Blyth, John R Walker, Dashiell Hammett, Fahruddin Attar, Washington Irving, Will James.

Music:

hate pop. .... love everything else, Bach, Monk, Coltrane, Johnny Cash, bluegrass, traditional gospel, nasheed, Yunus Emre's illahi, ashk, zikr, shakuhachi, Jussi Bjorling, Mozart, mississippi, delta and chicago blues, African jazz, Kurdish and North African music. Indian and South Asian music (not Bollywood), dorothy's children,

Films:

Brokeback, Spongebob, Voyna i Mir, Priscilla of the Dessert, Mysterious Skin, Blazing Saddles, Unforgiven, Johnny Depp, anything by Eastwood, Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, AI, Schindler's List, The Ring Trilogy, Star Drek, Star Warz, Buffy, Syriana. Nanook. Metropolis. nicholas hoult. james frank. joseph gordan-levitt. A Single Man. The Wire. Weeds. Breaking Bad

Organisations I belong to:

Am Anthro Assoc, Am Assoc for the Advancement of Science, ACLU, CETEFL-L, Global Learn Day, MOPH, Trauma Professionals, Gay Vets, a whole host of veterans, survivors, civil rights, gay rights, and literary and artistic organizations http://www.change.org/profile/view_profile?user_id=5948

Travel experiences

Past trips:

north and south america, western europe, mediterannean, middle east. Drove throughout all of Turkey. Drove throughout all of Saudi Arabia. Drove from Muscat to Istanbul and back again 3 times, visiting everything! Haji twice. Umrah a half a dozen times. Never been west of kansas. Cowboyed in Oklahoma. WORST trip ever: Greyhound bus from San Antonio to Enid Oklahoma. Second Worst on Air France to NY...Most lost trip ever: To Nuevo Loredo: total blank, don't remember anything. Cruised the Amazon Valley jungles and swamps, west of Manaus in 1957. hiked across the Kackar Mts. to Artvin in 1991-92-93. 3rd class train from Lourdes to Madrid in 1956, and by car to Toledo. Orient Express. Slowest trip ever: Istanbul to Konya by train, 1988. Most hateful trip: Air France with a layover at Charles DeGaulle. If I never go to Paris again, it will be too soon. Friendliest most interesting: Dhank, Dead Sea, Neversink, Tiwi, Strangest trip: a sesshin in Rochester and the only room I could get was in a gay bath house. Zen all day. Disco all night.

Planned trips:

Oman. The Catskill Mts, New York Upstate. the world, more exactly, soon I'll need to go to the USA, to Switzerland, on business... north africa? The Holy Land, Palestine, Jordan and Oman as soon as i can as well. Philadelphia maybe. Panama...Mexico

Belongs to the following groups

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Alternative Medecine

with my health i ned all the help i can get :-) i've been greatly helped by various alternative medicines.

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BewelcomeLV

I asked to join this group before i asked to join any others. I have a good track record of helping people in need, and have been a "local volunteer" wherever I have lived since 1965. In Philadelphia in the 60s, I organized a communal food co-op, and housing co-op, and in the 70s and 80s worked with homeless and disabled and refugees, have certificates/training in crisis intervention counseling and trauma/abuse counselling. Am a member of the Trauma professional on-line association. and so on. Grew up in a house always full with guests all over the world, and have always lived that way since.

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Bugs

i am getting dozens of emails from one member from BW and your bots say i am not in that group and BW says i should report bugs to this group

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Accommodation

maybe
Max number of guests:
4
Maximum length of stay:

easily negotiable. .

I Live With:

a family, but our apartments are separate, private

Please bring:

mostly everything you need is here. no alcohol.

I can offer my guests:
A guided tour, A dinner.

hospitality, well stocked kitchen, hot water, place to sleep-sheets pillow cases, towels, toiletries, wi-fi, information. knowledge of istanbul, turkey, and the middle east, turkish language and culture, special knowledge of subcultures and minorities in turkey and the middle east. special knowledge of traditional turkish arts, mimar sinan and turkish architecture. mine is a gay friendly home. we have wi-fi connections and several computers.

I can offer my hosts:

me :-) good cook, raconteur, photographer, unusual out of the box eccentric perspective on any issue.

Other information for guests:

small very basic apartment in a generally quiet safe strictly working class district: i have maps on my FB pages ... ... or Go to http://www.tiwiguide.com/ and there are Google World maps to my house.... ...
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116080620731357763185.00000112607ecbe50efa7&ll=41.052754,28.795509&spn=0.013042,0.027251&z=15

Public transport:

City Bus 89C, any minibus marked IKITELLI ... ...

i have maps and info on my FACEBOOK pages....

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116080620731357763185.00000112607ecbe50efa7&ll=41.052754,28.795509&spn=0.013042,0.027251&z=15

House Rules:
No smoking, No alcohol, No drugs.

no homophobia. I am out and proud. no alcohol. no drugs. limited smoking (I have asthma and serious allergies) no misogyny, chauvinism, fascism, heterosexism, sexism, sectarianism, racism, ageism, or fundamentalism. no pets (asthma again). no pandering. :-) take your trick to a hotel.

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