Armen Chakmakjian

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Armen Chakmakjian (1964 - ) was born in Bridgeport CT, the son of Armenian immigrants. His father was born in Jerusalem and lived in Amman, Jordan before coming to the United States in 1956. His mother was born in Istanbul, Turkey and moved to the United States in 1962. They met and were married and Armen was the first of their 4 children. Armen graduated from the Fairfield College Preparatory School and received a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Urtaru is his first science fiction fantasy book, a part of a planned trilogy. He thinks he's a social media personality, replete with twitter followers, facebook friends, and subscribers to his youtube channel, armenflintstone. Through a
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Urtaru

3.13 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Originally posted on Spoiler warning: An adult retrospective on Santa. If you ignored that warning: Santa is real. If you are satisfied with that statement, the rest of this blog post is immaterial to you. Go onto the next Santa thing in your google or bing search. Now that we have dispensed…Read more of this blog post »
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Urtaru Chapter 7 (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: This is the in the middle of a test of Pascal's abilities in a virt-sim.
Urtaru Chapter 9 (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: This is one of several "historical retrospectives" I placed throughout my book "Urtaru"
A Review (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 24, 2010 10:27PM
Description: This was something I wrote on a lark. The concept from the what appears to be a now defunct experiment called deus ex pagina or somethingtoread.net. I submitted this as one of the stories. A guy name Gabe Levinson who is famous in chicago for a book bike or something. Basically you write in the genre of a book review of a book not yet written, saving time for the reader and writer. I thought it pretty cool so I tried one and submitted and for a short while I was a "reviewer" :-)
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“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
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George Washington
“Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for, I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country.
- March 15, 1783”
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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
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Calvin Coolidge
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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Armen Chakmakjian Hi Ellen,

Just saw your fb invite too. you move fast :-)

Armen


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Ellen Maze Hi Armen!
Thanks for the friend request. I also like Star Trek and tolerate Monty Python :-) Hee hee.
I put your book on my Goodreads shelf :)
I will go find you on Facebook...
ellen c maze
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