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22 September, 2011
22 September, 2011

 

My Georgian friend Mancho whom I met while I was living in Los Angeles came to visit me in Atlanta. The gracious host that I am, I decided to take her out on the town and drag to all the touristy places right away. There’s not much to see in Atlanta.

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15 September, 2011
15 September, 2011

Once a month a group of women get together for a dinner party. Nothing unusual can be said about such occurrences. Many people get together to enjoy a meal or two in every part of the world.

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08 September, 2011
08 September, 2011

 

School is back in session. For some students and teachers this has been too short of a summer break, but for my brother, who is now attending his first year at a New York University, the fall couldn’t come fast enough.

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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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The premiere of the 2019 Swedish-Georgian drama film - And Then We Danced, directed by Levan Akin, is scheduled to be held at Tbilisi and Batumi cinemas today.
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