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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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Thanksgiving

I grew up in Montreal Canada in a mostly Jewish hood.I went to a parochial Jewish school from kindergarten to 3’rd grade and on the walls of the school were the portraits of Theodore Herzl, the father of Zionism, and Queen Elizabeth in that order. The flag was the Union Jack and also the flag […]

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Me and the Blues

The blues are so popular now it is amazing. Tourists from all over the world as far away as Japan flock down to Mississippi and follow the signs signifying the Blues Trail..everyone searching for the authentic experience. All i can tell you about is my personal experience with the blues. My father was the main […]

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