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ARMENIAN POLITICS AND RELIGION

Just when I thought I’d hit on a topic with no political overtones. . . . At dinner with my Armenian cousins a couple of months ago, my older cousin shared the story of his sister’s wedding which might not … Continue reading

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MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN: The Armenian Genocide

Site of the Armenian Heritage Monument, Troy, NY On this date, April 24, in 1915, 300 Armenian political leaders, educators, writers, clergy and dignitaries in Constantinople (Istanbul) were taken from their homes, briefly jailed and tortured, then hanged or shot. … Continue reading

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Easter Miracles

Shnor-ha-vor (soorp) za-deeg Happy Easter! Easter Sunday was a big deal in our Armenian church when I was growing up. Of course, it was the fifties and sixties, so standards and expectations were quite different then. In many ways, that’s … Continue reading

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Armenia – Small Country, Huge History

Ancient Armenia:                                                                 (Armenia today) Armenia’s conversion to Christianity … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN DELIGHTS

Since late last fall, I’ve been immersing myself in all things Armenian, as I have begun to formulate a direction for my book about Armenian families. Although my childhood was consumed with Armenian foods and practices, I slid away from … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN STRONG!

If I’ve learned nothing else since embarking on learning more about my Armenian heritage, it is that Armenian women are incredibly strong. During the marches of the genocide from roughly 2015 to 2018, the trek through the deserts and mountains … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE

HA’/EE YEM!   A-ME-REE-GA-TSEE YEM! I am Armenian! I am American! [Scenes From the Armenian genocide (shaded due to graphic nature): Left-bodies prior to burning; Top right-public hangings; Bottom right-refugees boarding lifeboats at Smyrna] An internet video search of the … Continue reading

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