Henry Pelifian

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About me

Gender MALE
Location United States
Introduction My experience is in both public and private sectors in Thailand, Malaysia and Iran. I served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona (formerly Garvin for a brief time), B.A. in English/ Drama and Education from SUNY at Geneseo. My parents escaped the genocide of Armenians in Turkey. My mother's family departed Constantinople, Turkey and went to France. My father was born in Sivas, Turkey and as a young boy he was taken in the desert along with other Armenians to die of thirst and hunger. His job was to remove the dead in a cart and bury the dead with a group of child gravediggers. After he buried his grandmother he escaped that night. My mother's parents (Attanasian) and two brothers in their twenties lived in France during World War II and were killed in the war. Some writings: A Final Quietus (Vietnam war), Land of the Tuk-Tuk (U.S. Refugee Program-Thailand & Logging) and Stellar Energies To America (collection of connected short stories includes A Final Quietus) and Thoreau, a three act play.
Interests Kayaking, Hiking, Writing, Current Events, Theater, Drama, Comedy, Accountability & Transparency in government, Democracy
Favorite Movies The Treasure of Sierra Madre, Paths of Glory, The Big Sleep, Hopalong Cassidy films, Tim Holt Westerns, Gene Autry Westerns, High Noon, Hombre (P. Newman), (Audie Murphy & Michael Redgrave), Wagon Master, Dersu Uzala and Men in War.
Favorite Music 1960s & 1970s music, Nat King Cole
Favorite Books Burmese Days, 1984, The Quiet American, The Old Man and the Sea, Hadji Murad, The Stranger, The Letter, Lazarillo de Tormes, Walden, The Painted Veil, Native Son, Billy Budd, Typee, Madame Bovary, Crime and Punishment, The Man Who Would Be King, Ernest Hemingway short stories, Master and Man and many more.