Author Archives: thisihumblyspeak

Fear and Hope

This past week has definitely been painful and upending; a week of learning and adaptation in our lives. Our humanity has been tested, angered, loosened and tightened. We have felt our world of certainties, our ease, freedoms and entitlement slowly … Continue reading

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Shamefully, I Urge You

The month of March marks International Women’s Day as the global celebration of women recognized widely throughout the 20th century after its official launch by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977. It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call … Continue reading

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Feminist–Dreaded ‘F’ Word

At the conclusion of one of my speeches advocating for women’s rights as human rights, a young woman scoffed at my use of the word feminist saying, “That ‘f’ word, ‘feminist’ is so passé. We’re beyond that now.” Are we? … Continue reading

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Love You

“Love you, love you,” I said in Armenian, as I ended a phone conversation with my sister, while waiting to pick up a cup of coffee at a local joint. A beautiful elderly woman smiled and asked if I had … Continue reading

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Thread of Permanence…Love

Celebrity deaths and the grief that accompanies them prompt the collective question about the purpose of life. We start to think, “What is a life well lived? What imprint are we leaving on the world? What do we fear most … Continue reading

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“Game of Life”

One of the oldest American board games is the “Game of Life.” Players spin a wheel on the board and travel along charted roads in small plastic automobiles according to the number on which the spin stops. Each car has … Continue reading

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Rejoice, Rejoice

This Christmas, I pray, For humanity to simply hold the hand of God And with humility on bended knee Feel the wonderment in the force of His sovereignty He is parent, you are child. The creases in His palm speak … Continue reading

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