Author Archives: Paul Chaderjian

The Best Extra on the Set

… a moon so large in the Angelino Sky that I could clearly see the red underbelly of a Southwest jet flying over me, out of the Burbank Airport and into the future. On this first Sunday of October, the moon was so close that I could touch her wrinkles. I knew God had put her there just for me, so that He would illuminate the humdrum, drab, artless, and uninspired set of my midlife feature film.

My Genocide = Her Traffic Snarl

Last Sunday I stood a foot from my TV flipping channels to find local news coverage of the protest rally at Pelanconi Park in Glendale. Instead of a story about ten thousand Armenians gathering there were stories about Roman Polanski’s arrest and Yom Kippur services.

Second Annual Nataline Sarkisyan Memorial Fashion Show Attracts Hundreds

When cancer was allowed to claim 17-year-old Nataline’s Sarkisyan’s life, her family vowed to change health care laws. They vowed to stop for-profit insurance companies from being allowed to decide who gets to live and who gets to die. Saturday, nearly 500 gathered to celebrate Nataline’s legacy and the Sarkisyan Family’s 18-month health care reform crusade at the second annual Nataline’s Legacy Fashion Show.