Educational Video about Armenia Becomes a Battle

I’ve mentioned the YouTube channel Geography Now before, and how I’m really enjoying Paul Barbato’s educational videos about the geography of what will eventually be every country in the world.  He’s currently on the A countries, and will soon finish Azerbaijan.

Now that country is going to cause an uproar, I’m sure.  On his video about Armenia, there’s been a huge battle in the comments section between Armenians, Azerbaijani, and Turkish.  There is, of course, a rather rocky history between these people, which I won’t go into here.  You can just watch the video.

If you wish to dare wade into the comments, you can do so.  But be warned that you’ll see mostly heated accusations and arguments.  It’s amazing how an educational video can bring out the nationalistic fervor, vile incriminations, and raw emotion.  It’s an educational video!  They’ve gone as far as attacking Paul himself.  He’s just providing the facts.  But of course, Turkish, Armenian, and Azerbaijani accounts of the facts tend to be different.  Well, I would assume he’s using reputable sources for his facts and doing a lot of research for each video.  If he makes a mistake, he apologises and changes it.  Honestly, some people just need to calm down.

I personally can’t wait for the Azerbaijan video.  I can’t wait for any of them, actually.

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The 2K International Writers’ Blog Tour – Kimberly DuBoise

the2kinternationalwritersblogtourIt’s now the final week, and only four interviews to go.  Here’s today’s interview.  The original posts can be found here and here.

Kimberly DuBoise

kimberly_duboiseI live in the Midwest with my husband, cat and dog. I have taught preschool in the public school system for ten years. I have written and published a book of poetry and a non-fiction book on faith. If I am not reading or writing I am probably cooking or walking. My blog is called the tinypoet because I am tiny- 4’6 to be exact. I have Turner Syndrome, which impacts my daily life and thus my writing.

What is the first piece you remember writing (from childhood or young adulthood)?

I wrote a book titled The Hidden Castle when I was nine and still have it. I remember choosing the cover. It was fun to illustrate, too. It is a mystery, action story that reflected my love of Nancy Drew back then! I got an A+ on it, still remember that. It meant so much to me. My first self-published book is a poetry collection that exemplifies my heart toward worship and seeking spiritual connection.

What is your favorite aspect of being a writer? Your least favorite?

My favorite aspect of writing is expressing my deepest emotions. Using my creativity. My least favorite aspect is marketing, promotion.

Do you believe in writer’s block? If so, what is your best tip for beating it? If not, why not?

Yes, I do believe it occurs. I think so much of our mental energy is destructive unless we channel it constructively. To beat it I change my locale, surroundings, give myself a break. Staying inspired and knowing why you are doing this is important.

What is your current writing project? What is the most challenging aspect of your current writing project?

kimberly_duboise_bookI am writing my first fiction story right now. The challenges for me have been plot development and not editing too much as I go along.

What supports you in your writing?

Other writers and the groups I belong to on social media.

What are you currently reading?

I am reading along with my husband as he studies his online travel course!

Where can our readers find you and your books online?

Readers can find me on my blog, http://tinypoet86.blogspot.com and find my latest book at http://amazon.com/dp/B00L2AST2I

Thank you! Happy Reading!