Monthly Archives: December 2016

…little town of Bethlehem….

Originally posted on Passages Home Blog:
Pen drawing of Bethlehem by Jan van Scorel, 1520. (Photo:British Museum) This evening, all across what used to be called the Holy Land, Christmas celebrations will be held in ancient, weathered churches.   The most…

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Aleppo, of memory…

Originally posted on Passages Home Blog:
~~I wrote this article in 2005, and could not get it published although several “major” US newspapers showed interest only to withdraw at the last minute.  I can speculate, but that’s an obscene luxury…

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~Re-posting:  This writing was originally posted on May 29, 2013. ~ In Jordan: The return of the second native language You know the moment, an hour or two before you are to land in a country you know well, have left … Continue reading

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Englishing Krikor Beledian

Krikor Beledian is the preeminent Western Armenian man of letters: literary critic, novelist, poet, Beledian has been writing prolifically since the mid 1960s.  Difficult, complex, even “unreadable” by some, Beledian’s writing resists quick passage– from its native Western Armenian to … Continue reading

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