Tag Archives: Armenian

The World Is A Dangerous Place

Today is the last day of the month of April. Which means another year has gone by and next year will mark the hundredth anniversary of the Armenian genocide. This year was different than the previous years in the sense … Continue reading

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There Were A Million And A Half

It’s the 24th of April today. The day we Armenians commemorate the 1.5 million who perished on this day in 1915. The atrocities committed against them by the Turks are so terrorizing and vicious and the survivors’ stories so sad … Continue reading

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The Mountains Are Still Very Wild

It’s April 22 today. April 24 marks the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Robert Fisk calls it the first Holocaust of the 20th century. He writes: “Encouraged by their victory over the Allies at the Dardanelles, the Turks fell … Continue reading

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I Have Learned Less About Writing

“I have learned less about writing and received less encouragement from English instructors than I have from reading or listening to a working artist relate how a single creation- poem, play, short story, novel- was brought to life and to … Continue reading

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Since Then We Never Stopped

When I was a little girl growing up in Lebanon, the stories I was told by my elders were not of Cinderella and Prince Charming. Rather they were stories of survival told by my parents and grandparents. I did not … Continue reading

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Because That’s The Rule

Many years ago when my daughter was just three years old and hadn’t started school yet, I thought it would be fun to teach her Armenian at home. Merely the basics, starting with the alphabet, and then why not spelling … Continue reading

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What Was I Thinking

James Joyce once said; “History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” Years ago in Dubai, when my kids were still in elementary school, my son asked me one day as I picked him up after class, … Continue reading

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