Monthly Archives: April 2014

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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Thank You For Understanding

Yesterday was one of those days again. It was a cold and rainy day to begin with. I love it when it rains. Specially when I can sit at my desk with a cup of coffee and write. The sound … 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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What Matters In Life

It’s Easter weekend. Christians around the world are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Easter time for me reminds me of my village Ainjar, in the east of the Bekaa Valley. The smell of baking coming from almost every house while … Continue reading

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Is Writing A Book Horrible?

In his book Why I Write, first published in 1946, George Orwell writes: “Putting aside the need to earn a living, I think there are four great motives for writing, at any rate for writing prose. They exist in different … 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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