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Remembering the Armenian Genocide – 102 years later

William Saroyan - Armenian Genocide

William Saroyan – Armenian Genocide


Today, April 24th, is a day of remembrance for the lives lost during the Armenian Genocide, which took place beginning April 24, 1915. We are now 102 years from the original atrocities that took place. Over 1.5 million Armenians were murdered between 1915-1918 – approximately 75-80% of the Armenian population of the world at that time. Thankfully, the attempts by the young turks of the Ottoman Empire to eradicate the Armenians was not successful. Currently the Armenian Diaspora includes over 9 million people throughout the world.
Please take a moment now to remember those lost in the Armenian Genocide…

The Armenian Genocide is still denied by Turkey, but over 25 countries and 45 US states have officially recognized and remembered the Armenian Genocide. If you have never heard of the Armenian Genocide before, please take a few minutes to browse through my posts below which outline some facts of the event and my great grandmothers account of the atrocities, as she was a survivor.

Part 1 – The Armenian Genocide
Part 2 – What Transpired
Part 3 – Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Part 4 – A Survivor’s Account of the Armenian Genocide – My Great Grandmother.

For additional information on the Armenian Genocide check out these sites:

Thank you for taking a moment to remember.

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide – 101 Years of Denial

Armenian Genocide Rememberance

Remembering the Armenian Genocide


Yesterday, April 24th, is a day of remembrance for the lives lost during the Armenian Genocide, which took place beginning April 24, 1915. We are now 101 years from the original atrocities that took place. Over 1.5 million Armenians were murdered between 1915-1918 – approximately 75-80% of the Armenian population of the world at that time. Thankfully, the attempts by the young turks of the Ottoman Empire to eradicate the Armenians was not successful. Currently the Armenian Diaspora includes over 9 million people throughout the world.
Please take a moment now to remember those lost in the Armenian Genocide…

If you have never heard of the Armenian Genocide before, please take a few minutes to browse through my posts below which outline some facts of the event and my great grandmothers account of the atrocities, as she was a survivor.

Part 1 – The Armenian Genocide
Part 2 – What Transpired
Part 3 – Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Part 4 – A Survivor’s Account of the Armenian Genocide – My Great Grandmother.

For additional information on the Armenian Genocide check out these sites:

Thank you for taking a moment to remember.

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MS MR and Jack Garratt – Wiltern Concert – #pod

Caught the MS MR concert at the Wiltern on October 27, 2015 with their opener Jack Garratt.
It was a great show and I had an awesome time photographing both sets. Here are a few shots from the show.

Jack Garratt Collage

MS MR

MS MR 2

Also, see some more photos and a review of Jack Garratt’s set zbored – Jack Garratt >> The One-Man Band in Los Angeles [The Wiltern]

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide – 100 years of denial

Armenian Genocide Centennial

Armenian Genocide Centennial


Today, April 24th, is a day of remembrance for the lives lost during the Armenian Genocide, which took place beginning April 24, 1915. We are now 100 years from the original atrocities that took place. Over 1.5 million Armenians were murdered between 1915-1918 – approximately 75-80% of the Armenian population of the world at that time. Thankfully, the attempts by the young turks of the Ottoman Empire to eradicate the Armenians was not successful. Currently the Armenian Diaspora includes over 9 million people throughout the world.
Please take a moment now to remember those lost in the Armenian Genocide…

If you have never heard of the Armenian Genocide before, please take a few minutes to browse through my posts below which outline some facts of the event and my great grandmothers account of the atrocities, as she was a survivor. Previously, I wrote a series of posts on the topic, including the account of the genocide by my great grandmother, that you can see here:

Part 1 – The Armenian Genocide
Part 2 – What Transpired
Part 3 – Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Part 4 – A Survivor’s Account of the Armenian Genocide – My Great Grandmother.

For additional information on the Armenian Genocide check out these sites:

Thank you for taking a moment to remember.

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Playing Blondes v. Brunettes Football Again for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Blondes v Brunettes Game 2014

Blondes v Brunettes Game 2014

Hi All! I’m playing in the annual Alzheimer’s Association Blondes v. Brunettes flag football game again this year! The game is on 5/31 at Fairfax HS. 1pm doors open, 2pm kickoff.

This is a nationwide women’s flag-football league created to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. My teammates and I are training and preparing for game day, but win or lose, our true goal is a world without Alzheimer’s.

I would GREATLY appreciate your support in helping me fundraise (and beat the brunettes!)! Donations help the Alzheimer’s Association advance research to discover methods of prevention, treatment and ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s. Also, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.

If anyone can contribute (any amount is appreciated, even $1 or $5), I am still fundraising until game day. Donate to Monica for Alzheimer’s Association.

Below is my happy photo because of the support and generosity I have received throughout this experience. Thank you to all those who have supported me!!

At last year's Blondes v Brunettes game.

At last year’s Blondes v Brunettes game.

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide – 99 Years of Denial

Armenian Genocide - 99 years of denial and remembrance

Armenian Genocide – 99 years of denial and remembrance


Today, April 24th, is a day of remembrance for the lives lost during the Armenian Genocide, which took place beginning April 24, 1915. We are now 99 years from the original atrocities that took place. Over 1.5 million Armenians were murdered between 1915-1918 – approximately 75-80% of the Armenian population of the world at that time. Thankfully, the attempts by the young turks of the Ottoman Empire to eradicate the Armenians was not successful. Currently the Armenian Diaspora includes 9 million people throughout the world.
Please take a moment now to remember those lost in the Armenian Genocide…

Previously, I wrote a series of posts on the topic, including the account of the genocide by my great grandmother, that you can see here:

Part 1 – The Armenian Genocide
Part 2 – What Transpired
Part 3 – Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Part 4 – A Survivor’s Account of the Armenian Genocide – My Great Grandmother.

For additional information on the Armenian Genocide check out these sites:

Thank you for taking a moment to remember.

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Air travel and technology, we can do better

As many of you are aware due to the media coverage, two days ago Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur and about 50 minutes later the Boeing 777-200 went missing. Now they are searching for the wreckage, unsuccessfully, to find the black boxes so they can figure out what happened.

I’ve posted previously about my frustrations with air travel and the way it really has not improved or changed much since the 70s. We mostly fly in planes designed then and at speeds even slower to maintain fuel efficiency. (I won’t even get into my rant about how we should be flying faster, at least at concord speeds, by now). Lately, there have been a few improvements… we can now watch satellite TV and surf the internet. I’m not trying to discount these awesome upgrades in entertainment and productivity options, but this accident or disappearance reminds me again of how the air travel industry just refuses to change with the times.

Why are we relying on these black boxes that are so hard to recover when planes mysteriously crash or disappear? We have the technology and ability to communicate with the airplanes, get them internet and satellite TV. Why is the aircraft flight data not being uploaded real time onto remote servers? Doesn’t that seem like a better way to figure out what happened, considering we can’t find the plane? I suppose some would say that some flights lose communication before crashing. Sure, but we could still have data up until communication is lost. And a remote upload system could be redundant with an on board black box system…

Just a late night rant addressing an issue I feel could be better handled. Is it just me?

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Today, April 24th, is a day of remembrance for the 1.5 million lives lost during the Armenian Genocide, which took place beginning April 24, 1915. Please take a moment to remember…

Previously, I wrote a series of posts on the topic that you can see here:

Part 1 – The Armenian Genocide
Part 2 – What Transpired
Part 3 – Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Part 4 – A Survivor’s Account of the Armenian Genocide – My Great Grandmother.

For additional information on the Armenian Genocide check out these sites:

Thank you for taking a moment to remember.

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Not so Halloween weekend.

I think for the first time in years I have no actual Halloween related plans this Halloween weekend.  Pretty odd.  I will, however, be intently watching the USC v. Stanford game.  🙂

In more professional related news, I’m keeping an eye on the VS Tech v. Twitter case.  Wondering how it will impact Twitter, it at all… (read more about it here).

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The Armenian Genocide

A few days ago, April 24 the same day as Easter this year, was a day of remembrance for the 1.5 million lives lost during the Armenian Genocide, which took place beginning April 24, 1915. Please take a moment to remember…

Previously, I wrote a series of posts on the topic that you can see here:

For additional information on the Armenian Genocide check out these sites:

  • The Armenian National Institute – The Armenian Genocide
  • Armenian Genocide Information and Recognition
  • Thank you for taking a moment to remember.

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