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Resilience, Your life-line

An academic year like no other has come to an end and colleges and universities are celebrating graduates in a variety of ways. Some are hosting multiple small, in-person ceremonies to comply with social distancing mandates. Others are hosting larger … Continue reading

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She is Mother

Years have passed Since I looked into my mother’s eyes Reflecting love; Love she had shared generously with those She’d touched in her life, Love she knew would carry her through her days; Love she ‘d given me and my … Continue reading

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Call It By Name: Genocide

I am writing this with the hope that on April 24th a universal sigh of relief will reverberate throughout the Diaspora of Armenians and throughout what little homeland we have left. I am writing this with a hollow feeling because … Continue reading

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Listen, God Speaks

The year was 1970, a few days before the start of lent. I was unhappy, or so I thought. I was confused, frustrated, impatient, annoyed, exasperated, dissatisfied, you name it, I was it. I assumed most teenagers were like me … Continue reading

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I Urge You, Choose to Challenge

(This article was first written in 2020 and has been updated since.) 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 … Continue reading

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Scars We Bear

Scars. We all have them somewhere on our body. Some are easy to see, some are not. But they all leave a mark in lessons we have learned, or who we are or have become or wish to overcome. I’ve … Continue reading

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Hello 2021

So long, 2020! You gave the world sorrow and too much pain. The pandemic shattered, scattered, stalked corners of the world, Bearing death’s weight mercilessly on families, friends and strangers. We heroically adapted, learned and pushed for solutions, Juggling work … Continue reading

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Dear Child, (Letter from Santa)

Actual letter to a pre-adolescent child on Christmas morning. Dear (Name of Child), For the past decade, I have watched you grow into the bright person that you are. And every year at Christmas, wherever in the world you may … Continue reading

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Christmas Light

Over the years, I stopped decorating the perimeter of our house with Christmas lights. The children grew, we downsized the home, and it became too much of an effort to string lights around the house to reflect the season. It … Continue reading

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The Candle

A light in time of darkness, a flicker of hope when we need it most. Something so simple, yet so powerful. A glimmering teardrop shaped flame that casts rousing shadows on the walls. Soft, luminous, mystical, almost magical. A single … Continue reading

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