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About CK Garabed (117 Articles)
C.K. Garabed (a.k.a. Charles Kasbarian) has been active in the Armenian Church and Armenian community organizations all his life. As a writer and editor, he has been a keen observer of, and outspoken commentator on, political and social matters affecting Armenian Americans. He has been a regular contributor to the Armenian Reporter and the AGBU Literary Quarterly, “ARARAT.” For 20 years, Garabed has been a regular contributor to the Armenian Weekly. He produces a weekly column called “Uncle Garabed's Notebook,” in which he presents an assortment of tales, anecdotes, poems, riddles, and trivia; for the past 10 years, each column has contained a deconstruction of an Armenian surname. He believes his greatest accomplishment in life, and his contribution to the Armenian nation, has been the espousing of Aghavni, and the begetting of Antranig and Lucine.
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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Aug. 2, 2014)

Then and Now Most young people think they are being natural when really they are just ill-mannered and rude. … La Rochefoucauld   From the Word Lab Calcutta: from Kali-cuttah (temple of the goddess Kali). Remember the movie “Gunga Din”?   Beat the Devil A farmer entered into a [more...]

July 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (July 26, 2014)

Hill-Billy Talk I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president. … Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents.   Indian Proverb (Tamil) The comfort of the bed is not experienced by the mattress.   Classified Ad NORDIC [more...]

July 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (July 19, 2014)

From Will Rogers’ Notebook I had just enough white man’s blood in me to make my honesty questionable.   Just Musing When you consider the population of the world, you wonder where the garbage goes.   Revenge An editor is one who separates the wheat from the chaff and prints the chaff, [more...]

July 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (July 12, 2014)

On Culinary Art The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg. … Alexander Pope   From the Word Lab The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.   Complaint I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing. If I had any loose fitting [more...]

July 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (July 5, 2014)

Hungarian Proverb Good coffee should be black as the devil, hot as hell, and sweet as a kiss.   Committee Work Individuals can create music, literature, and paintings, but it takes a whole nation to come up with a language.   From the Trivia File It has been alleged that as a young man in [more...]

July 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (June 28, 2014)

Culpability Some old men continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example. … Alexander Pope   Armenian Proverb He who does not fast cannot taste the true flavor of Easter. [more...]

July 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (June 21, 2014)

A Modern Aphorism It is a good strategy to strike the fence-sitter with your enemy’s hand.   A Paean to the Bearers Regarding those Armenians among us who believe that we have too many Chiefs and not enough Indians, they should be thankful for the efforts of the Indians who are carrying the [more...]

June 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (June 14, 2014)

Fond Farewell It is amazing how nice people are to you when they know you are going away.   Well Bred There was a Turk who was so polite he even salaamed the door.   The Great Mystery The philosophical question that no one’s ever been able to answer is that of identity. In other [more...]

June 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (May 31, 2014)

Let’s Face It Don’t make your nose blush for the sins of your mouth. … Anon. AAA A Critical Difference If you have two jobs and you’re rich, you have diversified interests. If you have two jobs and you’re poor, you’re moonlighting. Entry in an Autograph Album There we stood, hands [more...]

June 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (May 24, 2014)

Sight and Sound When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes. … Victor Hugo   Armenian Proverb For every one thing the priest knows, his wife knows two.   From the Trivia File Lord Byron’s mail often contained locks of hair from adoring female fans. Some of [more...]

May 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

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