Holy Lent and Resurrection of Our Lord

  It was the annual Lenten luncheon sponsored by the Women’s Christian Fellowship of the Armenian Congregational Church of Southfield, Mi. on Friday April 7. It is always a well-attended event by all segments of the Armenian community. Mrs. Carole Basmadjian graciously welcomed guests to the [more...]

April 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkish Journalist Exposes Persecution of Jews in Turkey

  Israel National News published an extremely interesting article written by Turkish journalist Uzay Bulut on the discrimination and persecution that Turkish Jews have suffered since the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Uzay Bulut is a regular contributor to the Armenian Weekly [more...]

April 18, 2017 // 5 Comments

Trump’s Attack on Syria: Wrong for so Many Reasons

Many Americans and people around the world followed with great concern the off-the-cuff and zany ideas Donald Trump voiced during the presidential campaign and more ominously after becoming President. Donald J. Trump (Photo: Gage Skidmore) It is one thing to disagree with him on a domestic policy [more...]

April 17, 2017 // 5 Comments

Tremulous, Truculent, Turbulent Turkey

  On April 16, Turkish voters both in and out of Turkey, will go to the polls to vote on a referendum to determine whether they want to change their country’s constitution to a very strong presidential system, from its current, parliamentary-figurehead-president system. It’s a very [more...]

April 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

Forgive and Forget, Kiss and Make Up

  During my recent church attendance, I found the Der Hayr’s sermon very interesting, since it expanded on a topic I had written a column about several years ago: broken alliances between relatives and friends. ‘If any one group of people could use a lesson on humility, brotherly love, [more...]

April 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (March 25, 2017)

Sicilian Proverb If you don’t know by age twenty, don’t do by age thirty, don’t have by age forty, you will never know, never do, and never have A Sound Mind in a Rich Body Money-giving is a good criterion of a person’s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people. …Karl [more...]

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (March 18, 2017)

Then and Now Let the people think they govern and they will be governed. …William Penn Arcane Philosophy Possessions are immortal; when you’re gone, they’re still around. Lexophilia from the Internet • Venison for dinner again? Oh deer! • How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it. • England [more...]

March 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (March 11, 2017)

Native American Proverb Before eating, always take a little time to thank the food. Daffy-nition Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, and scorn in the driver ahead. …Mac McCleary A History Lesson Emmanuel Carasso or Emanuel Karasu (1862–1934 ) was a lawyer and member of [more...]

March 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Azerbaijan: A Media Black Hole

  Think about it.  Black holes have an event horizon beyond which we cannot observe reality.  Azerbaijan has its border beyond which reality is also twisted to fit megalomaniac President Ilham Aliyev’s fantasies.  Both, black holes and Azerbaijan are, for the time being, utterly [more...]

March 10, 2017 // 2 Comments

The Women They Left Behind

Looking back, you wonder in amazement where the two years since his passing on March 1, 2015, have gone. They seem to have evaporated like your spirit to carry on.  But live you must, and only you know the true reasons for hanging on. ‘But live you must, and only you know the true reasons [more...]

March 6, 2017 // 3 Comments

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