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Perchance to dream – and then to write

I’m writing a novel about sleep, and so lately I’ve been trying to understand my dreams. A novel about sleep may sound like a yawn, but at the moment I’m finding it eye-opening. I’ve also been reading a bit of … Continue reading

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White House Visitor Center missed an opportunity and swept Genocide under the rug

You know your moral compass is a little off when you censor a story about a gift to a U.S. president from a group of orphans — even though that story makes your grandparents and great-grandparents look like Mother Teresa. … Continue reading

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In a Turkish town that had 10,000 Armenians, now there is only one

A woman I met last month in southeastern Turkey is going to die, probably sometime soon. Asiya’s death will not be covered by any news service, and for all but a few people in her small village of Chunkush, she … Continue reading

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It’s in the bag — even the air horn, duct tape, and corkscrew

The other day we had some massive trees cut down in our yard and the fellow taking them down wanted to be sure that he didn’t accidentally incinerate the center of Lincoln by dropping a six-story maple on the lamppost … Continue reading

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We are still the mountain

IN THE coming days, Armenians around the world will come together to acknowledge what I have come to call “The Slaughter You Know Next to Nothing About.” April 24 marks the 98th anniversary of the night the Armenian religious and … Continue reading

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Only nine days until “The Sandcastle Girls” Lucky ’13 Paperback Book Tour Begins

Rock-and-roll t-shirts? Check. T-shirt cannon? Check. Old family photos? Check. Nine days from today it begins: “The Sandcastle Girls” Lucky ’13 Paperback Book Tour. 13 stops in 13 days in 2013. Please join me! April 14 Fresno, California College State … Continue reading

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Evolution: M&M. M2M. B2M. BM.

We are now on the cusp of an M2M world – M2M being the techie shorthand for machine-to-machine, not a typo for candies that melt in your mouth, not in your hand. And while I will always be more interested … Continue reading

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