A cluster of fallen leaves hangs by a spider web. 

A cluster of fallen leaves hangs by a spider web. 

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 A group of elder Armenian men gathers around a park bench to watch each other play backgammon in Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.

A group of elder Armenian men gathers around a park bench to watch each other play backgammon in Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.

 A relief statue carving of an Armenian cross at St. Mary's Armenian Church in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017

A relief statue carving of an Armenian cross at St. Mary's Armenian Church in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017

 A painting of the Armenian alphabet that hangs in my home in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017.

A painting of the Armenian alphabet that hangs in my home in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017.

 Vartan, 77, stands for a portrait before heading on his way to Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.

Vartan, 77, stands for a portrait before heading on his way to Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.

 An Armenian Church and youth center in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.

An Armenian Church and youth center in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.

 A cup of Armenian coffee sits on the dining room table of my home in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017.

A cup of Armenian coffee sits on the dining room table of my home in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017.

 Oleg stands for a portrait while taking his morning walk through Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 7, 2017.

Oleg stands for a portrait while taking his morning walk through Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 7, 2017.

 Azadour poses for a portrait after asking me to write down an address in English for him. Sep. 12, 2017.

Azadour poses for a portrait after asking me to write down an address in English for him. Sep. 12, 2017.

 A scanned image of one of the few portraits of my Grandfather. His name was Antranik Tavitian; I was named after him. He died in Syria before I was born.

A scanned image of one of the few portraits of my Grandfather. His name was Antranik Tavitian; I was named after him. He died in Syria before I was born.

 A cluster of fallen leaves hangs by a spider web. 
Untitled-1.jpg
 A group of elder Armenian men gathers around a park bench to watch each other play backgammon in Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.
 A relief statue carving of an Armenian cross at St. Mary's Armenian Church in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017
 A painting of the Armenian alphabet that hangs in my home in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017.
 Vartan, 77, stands for a portrait before heading on his way to Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.
 An Armenian Church and youth center in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.
 A cup of Armenian coffee sits on the dining room table of my home in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017.
 Oleg stands for a portrait while taking his morning walk through Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 7, 2017.
 Azadour poses for a portrait after asking me to write down an address in English for him. Sep. 12, 2017.
 A scanned image of one of the few portraits of my Grandfather. His name was Antranik Tavitian; I was named after him. He died in Syria before I was born.

A cluster of fallen leaves hangs by a spider web. 

A group of elder Armenian men gathers around a park bench to watch each other play backgammon in Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.

A relief statue carving of an Armenian cross at St. Mary's Armenian Church in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017

A painting of the Armenian alphabet that hangs in my home in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017.

Vartan, 77, stands for a portrait before heading on his way to Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.

An Armenian Church and youth center in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 12, 2017.

A cup of Armenian coffee sits on the dining room table of my home in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 11, 2017.

Oleg stands for a portrait while taking his morning walk through Fremont Park in Glendale, Calif. Sep. 7, 2017.

Azadour poses for a portrait after asking me to write down an address in English for him. Sep. 12, 2017.

A scanned image of one of the few portraits of my Grandfather. His name was Antranik Tavitian; I was named after him. He died in Syria before I was born.

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