Teaching Sourath at home?

This is a tough question. Today, younger people that can speak the Chaldean language learned to do so primarily because they had to communicate with their parents or grandparents. Today, the Chaldean language is mostly a spoken language. Except for priests and other learned people, very few can actually read or write the language. It is a language without a country in a world where you can pretty much get by with English.

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Gone with the news!

Has anybody seen Walter, Peter and Tom? The 1968 hit song Abraham, Martin and John laments the assassinations of Lincoln, King and the Kennedy brothers and was written by Dick Holler in the wake of the killings of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy.

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Be careful what you ask for

During last election season, many of my democratic leaning friends, including some democratic elected officials, were surprised by the level and voraciousness of Chaldean support for Donald Trump. As you know from other writings in this space, I was not a Trump fan, nor did I ever think he could actually win. 

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Minimalism Defined

The Trump era has ushered in an age of embellishment, bigness and largesse. If it hasn’t ushered it in, it at least exemplifies it. This has gotten me thinking about the concept of minimalism, which has many different meanings, depending on the context. In art and music, it mostly conjures ideas of being stripped to its basic elements.

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