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 // 3 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

Azerbaijan’s U.S. Lobbying Firm’s List of Impressive Accomplishments

Several weeks ago, I wrote about the four lobbying and PR firms hired by Azerbaijan in the United States. One of these companies is the Tool Shed Group. An Azerbaijani flag flies in Baku (Photo: Gulustan) This week, I would like to present a sample of the impressive activities organized by the Tool [more...]

July 26, 2017 // 2 Comments

Turkey: Inside, Outside, Upside Down

Inside, Turkey is a mess.  Corruption is, though I suspect un(der)reported, once again fully present.  Ended is the honeymoon of this century’s first decade when Turkish citizens thought they had brought to power a political party, Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), that was free [more...]

July 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (July 22, 2017)

Armenian Proverb Don’t buy a house, buy a neighbor. Don’t Tell a Lie She sat in a hammock and strummed her guitar. He sat down beside her and smoked his cigar. He told her he loved her and oh, how he lied She told him she loved him but she didn’t lie. They were to be married but she up and [more...]

July 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

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