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Language vs. Spirit

  The last few years have seen a resurgence of attention paid to the importance of Armenian, its use and continued viability, especially in the Diaspora and with a bit more emphasis on the Western branch of the language. As with all matters, as solutions and ways forward are sought, not all [more...]

August 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkish Activist Admits Major Blow When Texas Recognized Armenian Genocide

Armenian-Americans knew they had scored a major victory for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide when Texas became the 46th state to recognize it. What Armenian-Americans did not realize is that the recognition by Texas had a devastating impact on the Turkish community’s lobbying efforts in [more...]

August 15, 2017 // 14 Comments

Yegparian: Carusoin’ for a Bruisin’

Yup, that’s what Rick’s askin’ fer. You probably wouldn’t recognize the man based on behavior when compared with his Wikipedia biography, where the introductory paragraph reads: “Rick Joseph Caruso (born Jan. 7, 1959) is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is the [more...]

August 15, 2017 // 2 Comments

A Purposeful Visit to Great Lakes National Cemetery (Part II)

So many of our G.I.s waste away in Veteran’s Affairs (VA) hospitals—alone, lonely, forgotten by anyone who might care. Unfortunately, many do not get well enough to leave, to lead ordinary lives. Great Lakes National Cemetery Who better deserves top-notch medical attention than these men and [more...]

August 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Aug. 5, 2017)

Literal and Figurative Advice Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need. —Julia Child Johnny-on-the-Spot He had heard that widows were inclined to grant a great deal of latitude, so he went in for the whole 180 degrees. Cumberland and Sheridan Cumberland, the playwright, was [more...]

August 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Let Ankara Work for Us

I was catching up on some reading when I ran a cross a news item from late march of this year. It seems one Mehmet Erdoğan, an AKP member of Turkey’s Parliament, claimed that if the 2015 coup had succeeded, Turkey would have been dismembered and four new countries created in its place: Armenia, [more...]

August 4, 2017 // 2 Comments

How Azerbaijan’s Paid Agents Manipulate the American Media

For several years, dozens of articles have appeared in U.S., Israeli, and European newspapers lavishly praising Azerbaijan and severely criticizing Armenia. Most of these articles are written by non-Azerbaijanis who are handsomely compensated by the Azerbaijani government. Former Congressman Dan [more...]

August 1, 2017 // 5 Comments

Dam Turkey, Again

Turkey’s on a dam binge, again. Building, that is. It seems 22 more are slated to be built. So, why write about this? Many of the rivers being stopped up rise in the Armenian Highlands, hence they are of interest and concern to all Armenians. But this damming operation has more sinister [more...]

July 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Purposeful Visit to Great Lakes National Cemetery

I usually have some idea of how I’m going to spend my day when I arise in the morning, but on Monday, July 17, 2017, I had no idea I would make my destination the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mich., about an hour’s drive on I-75, to visit my husband Bob’s gravesite. Great Lakes [more...]

July 27, 2017 // 4 Comments

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