Bruce Momjian

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Visit
December 27, 2008
We attended the Miracle of Christmas play and visited President Buchanan's home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Theatre
December 26, 2008
My family finished its twentieth and last performance of A Christmas Carol for the season.
Web site
December 22, 2008
I have updated my web site to show a slideshow on the main page for the Internet Explorer web browser; previously, it was disabled for that browser.
Matthew
December 6, 2008
Matthew attended the unveiling by President Bush of his portrait at the Union League in Philadelphia.
Theatre
December 3, 2008
My family is starting three weeks of school performances of A Christmas Carol, as well as eleven main stage performances before Christmas.
Vacation
December 1, 2008
I just returned from a one-week family vacation in Boston; we visited almost every major tourist attraction: science museum, aquarium, art museum, natural history museum, Prudential Tower, duck tour, Trinity Church, public library, and the Christian Science Center. We also spent several days with Christine's relatives who live near Boston.
Conference
November 21-23, 2008
Christine and I attended a marriage conference. We attended this same conference eleven years ago so this was more of a refresher for us rather than a lot of new information.
Museums
November 13, 2008
Our family visited the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the American Swedish Historical Museum.
Reception
November 6, 2008
Christine and I attended an Urban Family Council reception.
Class
November 4, 2008
Christine and I are attending a four-week science fiction film class.
Party
October 26, 2008
For Matthew's birthday, I took Matthew with five of his friends (and Luke) to Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in New Jersey.
Banquet
October 24, 2008
Christine and I attended the 129th Anniversary Salvation Army Banquet. It was good to hear about the dedicated service they are still performing.
Vacation
October 21, 2008
I just returned from a six-day family vacation to the Historic Triangle in Virginia. This small area contains the first permanent English settlement in America (Jamestown), a well-preserved colonial capitol (Williamsburg), and the final decisive Revolutionary War battle (Yorktown). We also played tennis, drove go carts, and visited the Baltimore Aquarium.
Employment
October 15, 2008
My friend, Bob Thompson, just got a new job with Capstone ISG, an insurance investigation firm. You can see his picture at the bottom of this page.
Meat
October 8, 2008
I traveled to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania to pick up one-half of a grass-fed cow and a dozen chickens from a New York state farmer. We have been buying grass-fed beef for several years because it tastes better and is more healthy.
Movie
September 26, 2008
Christine and I saw the moving film Fireproof.
Festival
September 24, 2008
Our family visited Saint Luke's Greek Affair several times for food, shopping, and entertainment.
Campaign Rally
September 22, 2008
My family and I attended a McCain/Palin political rally in Media, Pennsylvania. (images, image, video, video, video). We also saw this funny bumper sticker.
Memorial Service
September 20, 2008
Soghomon Nuyujukian's memorial service took place today, with about two-hundred people attending. An obituary also appeared in the newspaper this week.
Burial
September 19, 2008
Soghomon Nuyujukian's private burial took place at Arlington Cemetary in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
Memorial Service
September 15, 2008
Soghomon Nuyujukian's memorial service will be Saturday, September 20th, at 2pm at Armenian Martyrs' Congregational Church.
Father-In-Law Dies
September 14, 2008
My father-in-law, Soghomon Nuyujukian, died at 2:35pm today at the age of 85. He was diagnosed with cancer in late July, but declined treatment and agreed to home hospice care. He served as a Protestant minister for sixty years and has lived with our family since I got married in 1989.
Speaker
July 31, 2008
Christine and I heard radio preacher Paul Sheppard of Enduring Truth at a local church.
Concert
July 30, 2008
Christine and I attended a Police concert. Elvis Costello was the opening act.
Rafting
July 17, 2008
We went white-water rafting today on the Lehigh River. (picture)
Learning
July 11, 2008
Matthew returned from Worldview Academy at Lancaster Bible College. He spend twenty-five hours listening to speakers talk about Christian and non-Christians ways of understanding the world.
Mission
July 11, 2008
Luke and I just returned from a five-day mission trip with the Pittsburgh Project. We went with our church group. We spend most of the time painting and doing yard work at this home in Pittsburgh. We also visited the Duquesne Incline and the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning.
Fair
July 3, 2008
We attended the Kutztown Pennsylvania-German Festival.
Marbles
June 18, 2008
Luke tied for fourth in the marbles tournament finals.
Marbles
June 17, 2008
Luke finished sixth and will be in the marbles semi-finals tomorrow.
Marbles
June 17, 2008
Here is a newspaper article about Luke and Catherine's marbles tournament. The second picture has Luke in the background.
Marbles
June 15, 2008
Christine, Luke, and Catherine headed to Wildwood, New Jersey so Luke and Catherine can compete in the National Marbles Tournament. The finals are on Thursday. Luke was a semi-finalist last year.
Columbia
June 1, 2008
Our family attended my twenty-fifth reunion at Columbia College in New York City. One-hundred of the seven-hundred graduates attended, and I saw a few friends I haven't seen in years. When I attended, Columbia was an all-male college, and I had forgotten how much male camaraderie we had there.
Homeschool
May 30, 2008
Luke, Peter, and Catherine had their homeschool closing program at Bethany Collegiate Presbyterian Church.
Hedgerow
May 29, 2008
Christine and Catherine had their opening night of A Little Princess - the Musical at Hedgerow Theatre, and we all attended a bonfire at Hedgerow House until midnight.
College Class
May 20, 2008
Christine is taking a decorating class at Delaware County Community College.
Hedgerow
May 11, 2008
Christine and Catherine are performing in A Little Princess - the Musical at Hedgerow Theatre from May 22 to June 7.
Tree Project
May 8, 2008
Christine and I attended a presentation about the Armenia Tree Project.
Conference
May 3, 2008
Christine and I attended the Chiller Theatre conference. We met many television actors, including Lindsay Wagner ("Bionic Woman").
Hedgerow
April 26, 2008
Our family will be attending and performing at Hedgerow Theatre's eighty-fifth birthday party.
Dance
April 25, 2008
Christine and I attended a dance sponsored by a new Philadelphia contemporary standards radio station. (image)
People For People
April 24, 2008
Christine and I attended a banquet for People For People.
Robotics
April 18, 2008
Matthew and Luke's team, ROBOWhizards, won the Team Spirit Award at the 2008 FIRST Robitics Championship in Atlanta.
Robotics
April 17, 2008
Matthew and Luke are attending the 2008 FIRST Robitics Championship in Atlanta with Christine. You can see a live feed of their competition by clicking on Einstein Field.
Peter in Opera
March 16, 2008
Peter has completed his last opera performance. The theatre was full for every show, with lots of applause. We will miss the Curtis performers we met. Peter's involvement started two weeks ago, with practices or performances almost every day, and it ends as abruptly as it started. (image, image, image, image, images, review)
Peter in Opera
March 14, 2008
Peter had his opening opera night with a full house. He has a private dressing room, which seems to be a big deal for him. (blog, preview, preview, preview)
Science Fair
March 5, 2008
After participating in the Greater Phiadelphia Homeschool Fair, Matthew and Luke competed in the Delaware County Science Fair with 280 other students.
Luke received first place in all of middle school in Botany. He also received the Delaware County Science Teachers Association Award, and, he received the best project in Botany for middle and high school. Matthew received the second place award for biochemistry. This allows both to move on to the Delaware Valley Science Fair, April 1-3.
Ethel Waters
February 29, 2008
Christine, Matthew, and I saw Ethel Waters: His Eye Is on the Sparrow at Hedgerow Theatre. The play has received standing ovations at every performance, and now I see why. Ethel Waters' insecurity at being born illegitimate, her mistrust of whites, and her inability to love anyone is resolved in a way that is both unexpected and completely believable. (archive video, 1975)
Back from Europe
February 28, 2008
I just returned from a trip to Belgium and the United Kingdom. I attended a conference in Brussels and visited the EnterpriseDB offices in London and Oxford. Luke came with me on this trip.
Peter in Opera
February 26, 2008
Peter has been cast as Little Lorca in the opera Ainadamar. It is being performed by the Curtis Institute of Music at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center (home of the Philadelphia Orchestra).
Rehearsals start March 4 and the performances are March 14-16. Tickets can be purchased online. This is Peter's first opera and first performance at a large downtown venue. (opera music samples, article about Peter)
Science Fair
February 9, 2008
All four children entered the Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair. Matthew won outstanding project for 10th grade and Best of High School. (details, awards)
Super Bowl
February 5, 2008
Since the Giants won the Super Bowl, my friend Richard Romanik is going to the parade.
Auto Show
February 4, 2008
Luke, Peter, my brother Chris, and I attended the Philadelphia Auto Show.
New York Giants
January 27, 2008
My friend Richard Romanik is a huge New York Giants football fan, and a newspaper did an article and video about him today.
Karin Leaving
January 24, 2008
Karin decided to leave our home and return to live with her parents in Syria. She had been staying with us since June, 2007. She will visit her sister in California before returning.
Franklin Institute
January 18, 2008
We visited the Franklin Institute today.
Prison Visit
January 15, 2008
We visited Eastern State Penitentiary today.
RSS Feeds
January 9, 2008
I have added RSS feeds for my events, news, blog web pages. I also added a web page showing the RSS feeds I read. I used this good RSS tutorial as a guide.
Mummers Parade
January 1, 2008
We attended the Mummers Parade (history) today in Philadelphia. Usually we see the string bands but this year, because the parade was delayed, we saw the fancies. My brother's family attended with us.