#IamGanja!

Good for a Queen!  Moment with Arzu in Ganja!  The Caucasus One year ago, I was preparing to leave for the Caucasus. From my young America, I was excited to head in a direction with so much history. What do thousands of years of history leave behind?   I was intrigued by what had Queen Tamar left behind after bringing her country’s history to its peak. What a surprise to learn that she was so [...]

By |2020-10-23T09:45:16-04:00October 16th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Blog, Caucase, Reflecting|Comments Off on #IamGanja!

Azerbaijan – first contact

Can peace be spontaneous?  Azerbaijan, December 1st - arrival and follows a rhythm I appreciate.  December 2nd, meeting at the UN - recommended by the UN office in Baku. I met Mr.  U. Mirzayev, president of The International Press Institute on December 3. A long encounter, where he talks about his childhood shattered by conflict and his family’s refugee status. Will I understand the Nagorny Karabakh conflict that has been lasting for 30 years?  I might not find [...]

By |2020-01-24T17:14:02-05:00December 7th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Blog, Caucase|Comments Off on Azerbaijan – first contact

Towards Baku

How is you trip going?  How is my trip going? It depends. The day and the time the question is asked can produce  difference answer. The emotions while travelling  pass like the clouds in the sky, sometimes under a gray and dark sky and sometimes lightly, under a bleu and clear and sunny horizon. My  reflections and emotions navigate as on a stormy sea. Can everything go wonderfully on a research trip? Perhaps on vacation, when the sea [...]

By |2020-01-23T09:15:00-05:00December 1st, 2019|Azerbaijan, Blog, Caucase|Comments Off on Towards Baku
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