Month: May 2015

Armenia
Travel

The Town Of Armenia in Colombia

Of all the countries in the world, Colombia is the only one that re-named one of its cities dedicating it to the 1894 Armenian Genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks. The much bigger 1915 Genocide occurred later. This city, 290 kilometres south and west of Bogota, is the capital […]

Fruitarianism
Food

Fruitarianism

Dieting has become a multifaceted industry. Every so often, a scientist comes up with a new diet, either to promote health, or reduce weight. Some advocate eating mostly meat, others emphasize starch, yet others believe vegetarianism or raw food consumption is the answer to solve environmental pollution, and then there […]

Power of Enzymes
Food

Power of Enzymes

Enzymes are macromolecular biological catalysts responsible for metabolic processes that sustain life. They possess special energy transferring properties unlike any other factor. Their importance in human life cannot be ignored. Enzymes serve a variety of functions in living organisms, and are responsible for cell regulation as well as in the […]

Book Review:  The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey

The author, a professor emeritus of political science, explains in 245 pages the “events” of 1915- 1917 based on American, English, Armenian and Turkish sources and writers. The details of deportations and the absolute cruelty imposed at gunpoint are horrifying. What is missing in the works cited is German government’s […]

Namibia
Travel

Namibia

Namibia’s vast blue skies and surreal landscapes will dazzle the natural beauty lover. The Skeleton Coast, running along the Atlantic Ocean, is eternally tranquil, and delights visitors. Namibia, north of South Africa, west of Botswana, and south of Angola, was German colony for a long time, and gained independence in […]

Book Review:  On Both Sides of the Law
Book Reviews

Book Review: On Both Sides of the Law

As a boy in the 1920’s, the author anticipated every summer when he could sail from Lunenburg to work with his father on cargo ships. At 15 he quit school to get his “dream job” at sea. The cargo of ships in which he works carried spirits (mostly rum and […]

Book Review:  Sasun
Book Reviews

Book Review: Sasun

Sasun, a region in southeastern Anatolia under the Ottoman rule, is often described as the site, where in 1894, Turkish soldiers and Kurds massacred large numbers of Armenian farmers. Some estimates (there are no official records) range from 1000 to 3000 others more. Several European governments namely British, French, and […]