The thing about journalism..

In the past decade, I noticed a certain trend. It made me rethink my purpose in college. Even after that, though, it still continued. As much as I tried over the years, it was harder and harder to find someone who believed in the dedication to the work on facts. Not everyone takes part in…

Voting in the Major A to F chords

The following is a reaction to an article read. And a very important message. The shame. The United States is literally the only country in the world to have an election-voting rights system the way it does. Citizens are not computers. Paper ballots are not fraud. And writing is a necessary tool in life but…

Peace, one of a kind.

These empty streets you see are not what I see. But what is History? What is a people? And what, I ask you, is a state? Empty streets are just an illusion. In peace, it is early. In war, it is danger. What History has told us is always the truth. Sometimes, it is but…

Artsakh, or a right to self determination.

On Sunday, 27 September 2020, one state attacked a self determined state. To this day, it has now also attacked its neighbor to the west, in addition to surveillance. In July 2020, that same state attacked that same neighboring state to the west. By the end of the first week of bombings, reports from experts,…

Cracked mirrors. We are to blame.

Welcome to a bizarre world. Welcome 2020. The vision has worn off. Our tinted glasses were simply confiscated. It seems to be the beginning. Last year, this past decade, these past six months. Does it matter? Not really. As I sit here writing comfortably under a roof with a balcony, jazz firing up from up…

Treatise on the world – post quarantine.

We all woke up from a daze. But not the governments. They think they did a good job. They did not. Déconfinement. Comment? People out in the streets without masks. Majority. People listening to the doctors’ recommendations. A stark minority. We are once again sheep. We have always been sheep. And there are two types…

In memoriam (or partial travel diary).

In 2018, several weeks after I came back to France from the UK, a little shaken up because I no longer have a permanent home in the world, I awoke one sunny morning from a not-so-lucid dream with a weird sensation and one word. Armenia. A couple of emails, a long conversation, lots of patience,…

“Brexit Past the Deadline”, Get Ready for Level 2

🎶 🎶”But it’s ruining the news every single night.”🎶 🎶 It is. It really really is. It has. It really really has. And now an Irish band turned it into a song. (See below for their “published-on-Youtube” video) Because really, how else do you want to express every emotion known to humankind about Brexit?  Yes,…

Brexit: The Artistic Comments

Hallow’s Eve has come and gone. Pumpkins are still in vogue. Leaves are falling. Christmas decorations are becoming visible. We officially have cold freezing weather. And the rain persists. And Brexit continues. Yes, the European Union and Great Britain extended the “exit day” from 31 October. Again. Yet, again. Misery and sighs of exasperation are…

How to build a fire

This is a collaboration with Hrach Jinbashian, who provided the photographs from Lebanon. Currently in Armenia, he was present in Lebanon at the beginning of the protests. A warm thank you to him. 105 fires, a broken political and economic system, corruption x10000, a proposed tax on WhatsApp, 2 million+ refugees, 4 million citizens, and…