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A New Day

It is midnight. We cross our arms and link our hands Together in a circle And sing to drink to days gone by. Step into the new year, Open the door and enter a new day, It is no different … Continue reading

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Envision the Future

In my younger days and toward the end of a calendar year, one of the many conversations when gathered with family and friends would be “where did we see ourselves in the future.” We would make projections of progress in … Continue reading

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To the Memory of Mom

To every mother,I see you and I hear you. I see you making sacrifices as an act of love, Listening to one more story and whispering, “I know.”Too tired to cry.Bridging the gap between the years of familySiblings, aunts, unclesExperiencing … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence, The Shadow Pandemic

Today starts a National Week of Action recommended by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV).  With hashtag #EVERY1KNOWSOME1 reminds the nation that this is Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness Month, designed to increase awareness and understanding of a topic … Continue reading

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Testament to Talismans

Whenever I am traveling, I wear three pieces of silver jewelry (two crosses and a pomegranate charm) that dangle on a silver chain from my neck. It has become a ritual.  Some call them my talisman. Now I know the … Continue reading

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Lebanon Betrayed

An FBI report dated October 7, 2020 but recently reported by Reuters, disturbed me immensely. It showed how close the Lebanese came to a cataclysmic slaughter. The report noted that of the 2,754 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the … Continue reading

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My Muse

“The muses in Greek mythology  were the goddesses of the fine and performing arts. The word derives from the Greek ‘Mousa’, which translates to ‘thinking in silence’. The Greeks saw their muse as embodied spirit goddesses.” Father sat on an … Continue reading

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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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