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Dad and I

When We Walk into a Room Together the Devil whispers Oh Shit Here comes trouble !!!! My best friend in life,my dad,Aaron. We are more like brothers somehow. We have traveled the world together.been in the music business together,did road trips together,had adventures far and wide from Cannes France to Greenwich Village and the Lower […]

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My Great Great Grandfather Shepard “Shepsel”Slobotzki Who Was a Tavern Owner

. This is a picture of My Great Great Grandfather Sheppard “Shepsel”Slobotzki Shepsel which means “Little Lamb”.. He owned a tavern in the late 1800’s in Poland that my Grandmother remembered from her earliest memories. I filmed her many years ago for a good hour and took her back there under my guidance and penetrating […]

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A Leonard Cohen Story Sort Of

An interesting story .My father’s first cousin Sid Cohen was the manager of Leonard Cohen’s father,Lyon’s clothing manufacturing business Freedman’s Clothing .  Leonard worked there briefly in the 50’s .  This is where we trooped down to get our clothes for weddings and bar mitzvahs and the like. When i started in the record business […]

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Living an Adventurous Life…if you think adventure is dangerous try routine it’s lethal

by Jonathon Lipsin. “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” ~ Judith Thurman “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” ~ Ralph […]

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Very Strange …The name Lipsin

Very strange .I was googling the name Lipsin which is unusual in it’s spelling with the i .Everyone else is with o and we are not related .I come up with a Louis Lipsin born probably before 1700 and is a Franciscan theologist from the south of France and part of this religious order. I […]

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From left to right.My great grandfather Ruben Ralphalovitch who immigrated from Russia to Palestine and owned much land there and then he moved to Montreal in the 1880’s or before and also owned much property there .Next is his wedding picture probably around 1880 in Montreal.My grandmother was born in 1890,one of 5 children.Next is […]

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