Tag: Armenia

After Genocide and a Devastating Earthquake, Armenia Remains a Place of Hope

After Genocide and a Devastating Earthquake, Armenia Remains a Place of Hope
My only knowledge of Armenia comes from its tragedies: the Armenian Genocide of 1915 that killed 1.5 million Armenians and the 1988 Armenian earthquake that killed more than 60,000 people. How does a country recover from such devastating events? How do the people go on? What lasting impact have those tragedies had on today’s Armenians? Answers to those questions... Read more »

Amid Oil Fields, Through Misty Clouds, A Life in Azerbaijan Flourishes

Amid Oil Fields, Through Misty Clouds, A Life in Azerbaijan Flourishes
Finding Mehriban A couple of months ago, at my monthly writers lunch, a friend told me her son had recently spent time in Azerbijian and had made a number of friends there. Graciously, she offered to help me connect with one of them. Thank you, Sammi and Kevin, for putting me in touch with Mehriban,... Read more »

A Valentine's Day Love Story: Two Peace Corps Workers Find Love in Each Other and the World

A Valentine's Day Love Story: Two Peace Corps Workers Find Love in Each Other and the World
It was cold this week. Really cold. My office was nice and warm. So I thought about skipping my monthly writers group. I’m so glad I didn’t. If I hadn’t gone, I wouldn’t have talked to Cathy, a gentle, caring woman who has lived many places in the world. Over lunch, we talked about two of... Read more »
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