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About CK Garabed (246 Articles)
<p>C.K. Garabed (a.k.a. Charles Kasbarian) has been active in the Armenian Church and Armenian community organizations all his life. As a writer and editor, he has been a keen observer of, and outspoken commentator on, political and social matters affecting Armenian Americans. He has been a regular contributor to the Armenian Reporter and the AGBU Literary Quarterly, “ARARAT.” For 20 years, Garabed has been a regular contributor to the Armenian Weekly. He produces a weekly column called “Uncle Garabed’s Notebook,” in which he presents an assortment of tales, anecdotes, poems, riddles, and trivia; for the past 10 years, each column has contained a deconstruction of an Armenian surname. He believes his greatest accomplishment in life, and his contribution to the Armenian nation, has been the espousing of Aghavni, and the begetting of Antranig and Lucine.</p>

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (May 13, 2017)

Spanish Proverb An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. Success or Failure? The nineteenth-century naturalist, John Muir, the planet’s first ecoactivist, hiked through thousands of miles of American back country, lobbied feverishly for wilderness preservation, and published classic [more...]

May 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (May 5, 2017)

The Memoirs of Roustam: Napoleon’s Mamluk Imperial Bodyguard Edited with annotations & introduction by Ara Ghazarians & translated by Catherine Carpenter The Memoirs of Roustam is a piece unmatched in Napoleonic literature, and with such an exotic author, it is among the most fascinating [more...]

May 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (April 29, 2017)

    Napoleonic Palindrome Able was I ere I saw Elba. A Prescription A husband should be taller, older, heavier, uglier and hoarser than his wife. …E.W. Howe Scottish Folklore Life is truly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone; Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your [more...]

April 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (April 22, 2017)

Polish Proverb Spring is a virgin, Summer a mother, Autumn a widow, and Winter a stepmother. Daffy-nition Childish games: those at which your wife beats you. Does Medicare Know? Surgeons know nothing but do everything. Internists know everything but do nothing. Pathologists know everything and do [more...]

April 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (April 15, 2017)

Armenian Proverb An educated person will be an understanding person. From One Writer to Another Read over your compositions, and where ever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out. … Samuel Johnson Another Mondegreen Out of the mouths of babes there [more...]

April 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (April 1, 2017)

A Matter of Life and Death Our Birth made us Mortal, our Death will make us Immortal. …Thomas Fuller Folk Limerick A beautiful lady named Psyche Is loved by a fellow named Yche. One thing about Ych The lady can’t like Is his beard, which is dreadfully spyche. Inside Information Levon [more...]

April 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Feb. 4, 2017)

WW II Coinage   There are no atheists in the foxholes.   …Rev. William T. Cummings   A Double-entendre Palindrome   Semite Times   At the Grave of a Land-Shark   There was no land, they used to tell, Old Miller couldn’t trade or sell; A clever man! I wonder how [more...]

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

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