Armenia as a Free Nation

Running head:  Armenia as a Free Nation Armenia as a Free NationLinda Iguidbashian DeanWalsh College ECN 523Summer 2013 Abstract             Armenia has transitioned from being a republic of the United Socialist Soviet Republic (USSR) in 1991 to being a democracy with active political parties that is striving to be a free trade nation as partContinue reading “Armenia as a Free Nation”

I Love Lithium. You Might Too.

I love Lithium. Finally, my brain and my thoughts are running at the same speed. I can listen and follow a conversation and answer back. Without Lithium, my mind analyzes what is said and I’m lost in my thoughts. I also have a hard time memorizing. If I can figure out how something works, I’mContinue reading “I Love Lithium. You Might Too.”

Wish We Could Nominate Bernie for President

Joe Biden seems to have raped Tara Reade. Let us be clear what rape is, my definition. Rape is when a person is penetrated or violated against their will. There is trauma associated with the act of rape. I belief Tara Reade’s claims. She says she was penetrated by Joe’s fingers. She shared her storyContinue reading “Wish We Could Nominate Bernie for President”

Armenian Remembrance Day – April 24th, 1915

This is the story about the Armenian Genocide on April 24th, 1915. This happened 105 years ago. The story takes place on the evening before, April 23rd, 1915. Today is Saturday. Good Friday was yesterday and tomorrow is Easter. Springtime is abuzz. Parties all day as the men discuss the state of the world. WorldContinue reading “Armenian Remembrance Day – April 24th, 1915”

How Roupen Came to America

    I was fiddling around with a family tree. I tried doing a bottom to top tree. The bottom has the oldest generation you can know about. You then work upward with links for relations who you know about. For reference, my dad Roupen came to the USA in 1950 and married my momContinue reading “How Roupen Came to America”

Love Armenian Style

2018 Toastmasters International Speech Contest Area and Division Competition, District 28 Dressed Armenian style belly dancing belt, wrist handkerchief YEREVAN DARTZATS, IM EREBOONIE, DOO MER NOR DAVIN, MER NOR ANI (1, YouTube) This is the song about Armenia’s capital Yerevan which is compared to the 5th century kingdom fortress Ani. (2) I am fond ofContinue reading “Love Armenian Style”

Love Yourself, Forgive Yourself, Be Yourself

Linda Dean, 28 Feb 2013, revised March 1, 2018 Purpose: Loving and forgiving is crucial for healing yourself. Introduction You have Breast Cancer. I heard those words in 2012. Fear was my first reaction. Sadness and anger came soon after. Why is this happening to me? Fellow Toastmasters and honored guests, cancer is a lifeContinue reading “Love Yourself, Forgive Yourself, Be Yourself”

Born Free Speech (v2.1) Born Free Speech Version 2.1 February 24, 2018 Presented by Linda Iggy Dean Born Free Speech Background Picture of Rouben, Rosie, John, and Linda Iguidbashian in Baghdad 1972 at Roupen’s grandmother’s grave site. Pauline Kurkjian (moved to Canada). This speech is about 1st generation Armenian Americans born in Detroit. Rose Paulian was born inContinue reading “Born Free Speech (v2.1)”

Free to Love FINAL Speech (was Born Free before) Version 1.0 February 20, 2018 Presented by Linda Iggy Dean Born Free Speech Background Picture of Rose Paulian, Linda and Lillet Iguidbashian in 1972. This speech uses the storytelling technique to make a point. It is a story of an 1st generation Armenian American growing up in Detroit in the 1960s. Written for theContinue reading “Free to Love FINAL Speech (was Born Free before)”