Monthly Archives: May 2012

Slip of Paper Marks End of Pre-Web Era

NON-FICTION, 580 words. Copyright 2012 Ara Hagopian. A recent article, Hidden treasures in old books, examined in detail a postcard that had remained tucked in a 1943 magazine for nearly 70 years. Today we’ll take a look at another piece … Continue reading

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Young Newbies in the Big City

This story has been published and is available in the book WHAT HAPPENED TO VICKY LEE? A COLLECTION OF STORIES By Ara Hagopian. The softcover, which features 23 fiction and non-fiction short stories can be purchased here: http://vickyleethebook.com/

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Why We Love

This story has been published and is available in the book WHAT HAPPENED TO VICKY LEE? A COLLECTION OF STORIES By Ara Hagopian. The softcover, which features 23 fiction and non-fiction short stories can be purchased here: http://vickyleethebook.com/

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Hidden Treasures in Old Books, part 1

NON-FICTION, 340 words. Copyright 2012 Ara Hagopian. Books and magazines are unique; they have a built-in capacity to preserve flat objects. What secrets do books of age hold? What vintage letters, notes, and certificates are pressed between pages and then forgotten–only … Continue reading

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Fighting with a Painting (and Winning)

NON-FICTION, 179 words. Copyright 2012 Ara Hagopian. Painting is still-life combat: I’m fighting every limitation of my technique on the canvas battlefield. I am covering, discovering, and raising the quality of the work by building upon those strokes that come by accident but … Continue reading

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Dear Dad: Happy Mother’s Day

Twenty-eight years ago, on Sunday, May 13th, 1984 my father died of a sudden heart attack. It happened in front of his family. It was at his son’s college graduation. It was on Mother’s Day. He was 59. From that … Continue reading

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Hatsuyo’s lasting impression

I recently re-read SAMURAI by Saburo Sakai. I’d first read this WWII autobiography when I was a boy. In fact, SAMURAI is one of those books that has stayed with me for nearly four decades now–it was that powerful. SAMURAI gives … Continue reading

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