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Walkabout In Montreal Including a Tour of Leonard Cohen’s Haunts

Today i had a great time walking miles in the old hood visiting bagel bakeries,falafel joints,Wilensky’s for the “Special” ,Book store ,Italian espresso cafes and streets my ancestors lived …. Another regular stop is my favorite Italian espresso cafe the Olimpico https://www.facebook.com/cafeolimpico1970on St Viateur in Mile End or Mille End as my father admonishes me.here […]

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Float and Adjust

Agenda for this morning ? swimming of course a metaphor for my life as needed when i am in the sea everything is clear Aqui y ahora Here and Now everything comes and goes people,emotions,thoughts,situations, nothing is permanent catch and release catch and release breathe into the asanas of life be kind do what fills […]

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Childhood Montreal memories..

This was my gang in the old days .We called ourselves the Jets after the West Side Story movie ..I was always called Johnny then. the last picture is me in Kindergarten or first grade at Jewish People’s School a Zionist Yiddish and Hebrew and socialist school. I was already planning a breakout. I felt […]

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Easter Memories

  Another Story about Dad Easter memories You are saying What ???? Jonathon is Jewish thru and thru.How can he have an Easter memory? Well i do. It was Easter and it was a bright springlike day. The birds were chirping and the first flowers were beginning to bloom and show off their green tendrils […]

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Drapes by Miro

Since i was a young boy our family house always had art and art books and a thousand records and a thousand books of every subject and guitars and drums and african statues made of wood and prints by Picasso and Degas and Roualt and Gaugin and we had living room drapes that were by […]

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A Summing Up

When i was a kid in High School I would sit and daydream and stare out the window and then one day i wondered what would happen if i just got up and walked out and so i did literally and never came back. I explained to my evaporated parents that i had a yearning […]

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Morning Thoughts…Journeying and Life and Stuff Like That

I awake to snowy alps here in Switzerland. My friend and host Bernadette is making me an omelette and i still can’t figure out how she does what that i can’t do. Her omelet’s are delicious. I eagerly request rostii the Swiss version of hash browns because last night i was craving them. She says […]

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