Random Thoughts: On Quite a Week Already (And it is only Monday)

Mike Pouraryan
4 min readFeb 12, 2018

The best laid plans are sometimes “laid to waste” as a result of on-going events. I had plans to be more “upbeat” this week, but Ghouta and the new Budget announced by the Trump Adminstration threw me a curve.

I ended up helping at the Daily Outsider as I saw some challenging reporting on #Ghouta in Syria and the erosion of Civil Liberties in the United States. I also saw an article in the Guardian of London on life in Finland and could not help but be jealous — as the article reflects, the US Ambassador Under Barack…

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Mike Pouraryan

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