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01 September, 2011
01 September, 2011

Summer is over, school is in and children all over the world are handing in their essays about what they have done over the summer.

I haven’t done much on my three weeks off, stayed in like a hermit crab and tried to enjoy the gentle bliss of the summer vacation. For that to happen I had to disconnect from the rest of the world. I buried my iPhone in the flower pot, disconnected the house line, locked up my computer in the attic and hid all remote controls.

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28 July, 2011
28 July, 2011

 

It is with sad pen and a heavy heart that I write this last article for this month of July. Next month Georgian Journal, like many European families in August, shall go on vacation. I dare to say family because I think that of the newspaper I have been with for over five years. Like any family we have disagreements in our points of view.

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21 July, 2011
21 July, 2011

In all my years of living in Chicago, the city known for its ridiculously cold winters and daily corruption scandals has never looked so magnificent. So what if the sales tax has been hiked up so high 10.25%, highest in the country, that the public outcry actually made the officials roll the tax back to 9.75% to equal that of Los Angeles?

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07 July, 2011
07 July, 2011

Last week wrapped up the Eye on Georgia, a CNN country profile. The point of the profile was to open up different cultures to CNN viewers. Here’s a link to the special report http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/eye.on/. The article does a brief overview of Georgian History and then presents photos of Georgia and Videos on Georgian topics. One of the videos was titled ‘Georgian TV targets Russian audience’, and it focused on a new Georgian government funded Russian speaking TV channel based in Tbilisi. 

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30 June, 2011
30 June, 2011

It was a routine doctor’s appointment for my grandparents. I say routine, not because it was yearly exam or a check up, but because the older they get the more visits we seem to be making to the same doctors. The nursing staff knows us on sight, and if it weren’t so utterly depressing to sit in a waiting room of a clinic, I’d actually enjoy talking to them. 

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23 June, 2011
23 June, 2011

A former professor of mine has written a research paper that turned into a book. It took him three years to finish it.

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23 June, 2011
23 June, 2011

Mancho  Ekliani

Oh, a blissful weekend, how I love to sleep through you. My weekends are there for me to relax and catch up on the news.

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09 June, 2011
09 June, 2011

 

Our valued correspondent in the United States Khatia Esartia is a budding writer, probing into the genre very gingerly but wisely. The other day we had a very open and spontaneous discussion about writing in general. I ventured to tell her that I believed in natural maturation of the pen, which needs a very tender handling. Here is the answer I got from her which found me in happy and proud thoughts about her:

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09 June, 2011
09 June, 2011

The common understanding of human condition is the understanding of the need for a better life. In many millions of cases a betterment of ones life unfortunately means migration to a better world.

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02 June, 2011
02 June, 2011

 

‘After the investigation the perpetrators will get strictest punishment’

I once worked for a company in Los Angeles, where one boss in particular, was very touchy feely. Every time he was in a room he liked to put his hands on shoulders of his staff.

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26 May, 2011
26 May, 2011

Few weeks ago, I wrote an article complaining about the lack of enthusiasm in the recent political rallies being carried out in Tbilisi.

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26 May, 2011
26 May, 2011

Mancho Ekliani
It’s been five days since I was supposed to be raptured. I baked cookies for the occasion. I even put a bow on my cat Midnight (aka Hitler) to make him more presentable in heaven.

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19 May, 2011
19 May, 2011

 

My friend Mancho sent a package to her aunt in Tbilisi, Georgia. She has been sending packages for years since she has been living in the States.

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05 May, 2011
05 May, 2011

I used to look forward to the protests in Tbilisi, the same way I looked forward to a new season of bad singers on American idol, with popcorn in hand and glee in mind. (Not the singing Glee, the other kind of glee).

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28 April, 2011
28 April, 2011

The best way to shift attention away from a crisis is to dangle a shiny new toy. That’s what nurses in a Moscow Clinic tried to do for me. Although, even as a seven year old I could tell they were clueless.

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21 April, 2011
21 April, 2011

Congress of the United States of America has had to cut billions of dollars from the budget deficit. One of the avenues of budget cutting on the table was NPR, National Public Broadcasting. The bill proposed by House Republicans would have stripped NPR of $90 million annual funding. 

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14 April, 2011
14 April, 2011

In New York Times, my last free article of this month, I read a piece that compared the possible shutdown of US government to a game of poker. The writer speculated on who in the government had a tell, who wasn’t bluffing and who would end up holding all the aces.

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14 April, 2011
14 April, 2011

Mancho, a Georgian friend living in California works part time at a Russian doctor’s office. The office is small, but has a good multicultural staff of doctors and nurses, a good reputation, and as recently Mancho found out, ethics.

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07 April, 2011
07 April, 2011

Last week I went to lunch with a friend of mine, a ballet instructor Tika Alavidze. It was a lousy Tuesday, raining and grey and very cold for spring, so we decided to start our day right. We had gone to see the new Toulouse Lautrec exhibit at the High Museum of Art and went over to Table 12 for coffee and desert. When we were given the menus Tika mentioned that she couldn’t eat any dish with meat in it. Surprised, I asked her when had she become a vegetarian, no, she said she hadn’t, but that this was time for Lent, or as I refer to it – time for the soul diet.

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31 March, 2011
31 March, 2011

The last day of March, has ended on a sour note. This year, the month of March, known around the globe, as a month allotted to celebrating women, has been marred in controversy.
The country in the spotlight for obvious Gaddafi vs Allied Forces related business is Libya. But recently another person from that country has become more prominent in the news outlets.

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Georgian rapper Bera Ivanishvili and Nanuka Gudavadze got married on the 11th of November.
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Georgian Sumo wrestler Levan Gorgadze, Tochinoshin lost another bout today, on the 16th of November.
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The 9th Community Outreach Project COATS 2018 will be hosted by Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel on Sunday, November 18th, 2018
Gudauri is among the most popular winter resorts in Georgia.
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