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Easter memories

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 their green tendrils appearing after a long Montreal winter. Aaron Lipsin ,my […]

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A few things Leonard Cohen and I had in common.

My grandfather knew him. His grandfather and my great grandfather most definitely knew each other back in the 1880’s having come from same area in Russia to Montreal,both being great Zionists and both being prosperous at the same time and being two of maybe 300 Jews in Montreal at that time. Leonard and i both […]

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Halloween Stories

Halloween is coming and my mind goes back in time to when i was a young boy walking home from school on a blustery Halloween day .The sky was dismally grey and there was a chill in the air and frost on the pumpkin . All of this was taken in apprehensively by me as […]

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LIFE IS A CAFE !!!!!

@┬áJonathon Lipsin All my life i have used cafes as my haunts . This is where i have plotted adventures,wrote incessantly ,met muses while i scribbled poetry thoughtfully,encountered bodisattvas in the guise of world travelers and sages and used as my office long before the computer era. I come by it honestly. My grandfather Alter,that […]

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