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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Dec. 3, 2016)

From Lectures on the English Poets Fame is not popularity. It is the spirit of a man surviving himself in the minds and thoughts of other men. …William Hazlitt The Virtue of Anonymity The first aid specialist, instructing a class of Girl Scouts, asked: “Why does a surgeon wear a mask while [more...]

December 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Armenia Finally Counters Pakistan’s Anti-Armenian Policies

I am pleased to learn that the Republic of Armenia has finally decided to counter Pakistan’s persistently pro-Azeri, pro-Turkish, and anti-Armenian policies. After Armenia became independent in 1991, Pakistan continued its hostile policies against Armenia and Artsakh, staunchly supporting both [more...]

November 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

Yegparian: Corny, Hokey, Mushy

As the title suggests, this will be an atypical article.  Since the Pilgrims arrival and survival at Plymouth Rock is being celebrated this week with the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ve made up a list of things I am grateful for. Hiking leads the list.  What else could be so refreshing, energizing, [more...]

November 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Yegparian: Misdirected Vengeance

  Nov. 8 treated the U.S. and the world to quite the earthquake, shock, upset, headscratcher, statistical outlier, unexpected outcome.  Lots of analysis has been devoted to this outcome, and I’ll add my own brief take on the still-unfolding results (as of this writing, Donald Trump is the [more...]

November 18, 2016 // 13 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Nov. 19, 2016)

Occult Exposure Mockery is at the heart of Satanism. …Michael Hoffman   In and Out In the ranks of our Armenian organizations, there are a significant number of self-promoters who know how to talk themselves in. Unfortunately for them, they don’t know when to stop, and eventually talk [more...]

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

‘Lav, Pav, Tsav’

It was a tough choice—write about Turkey’s latest mess with its ludicrous arrests of HDP parliamentarians or the U.S. election. Erdogan’s shenanigans won for two reasons: Some election results are still too close to call with many uncounted ballots remaining and inspired by the trend of [more...]

November 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

Vartabedian: My Final Column

After a courageous battle with liver cancer, longtime Armenian Weekly columnist Tom Vartabedian passed away last night. Tom Vartabedian (Photo: WSJ) Vartabedian’s name is no stranger to the pages of the Armenian Weekly—he has volunteered his services as a columnist and correspondent with the [more...]

November 13, 2016 // 43 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Nov. 12, 2016)

Armenian Folk Music History Gomidas Vartabed created the 300-member “Kusan” Choir and gave concerts in various places in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. Five of its members (Parsegh Ganatchian, Mihran Toumajan, Vartan Sarxian, Vagharshag Servantsdiantz, and Haig Semerjian) took classes of music [more...]

November 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

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