Tag Archives: Karma


Why You Can Never Keep Glass on the Floor: Puerto Rican Tale

Is this tale well known in Puerto Rico? L.O. – “Nah, this is just something which was told to my father, and he told it to me.” How does the story go? “So, there was a man in my dad’s like, village, or his small town, and he’d just always leave his dishes on the… Continue Reading »

Turkish Superstition: the Evil Eye

What is the Evil Eye? P.N. – “So, the evil eye protects you, your family, your household, from evil.  And this is a myth, and also a glass object.  Every [Turkish] family has an evil eye in their house . . . My family thinks that if you tell somebody something good that’s happened to… Continue Reading »

Creative Karma

The interviewer’s initials are denoted through the initials BD, while the informant’s responses are marked as WC. WC: This other theory that my father received from my grandfather, and it’s very simple, I think many people share this same perspective. He believes—because my father is a creative, and my grandfather was a creative and a… Continue Reading »

Golden Rule

My informant is a USC student from Wyoming. She is a Christian and her grandmother was a strict Catholic, so many of the things she learned from her mother and grandmother had tied to Christianity and the doctrines of the bible. “Do unto others as you would do unto yourself” “My mom taught me that…. Continue Reading »