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Happy Birthday Brian

Happy Birthday to one of my best friends ,my older brother Brian who is 18 months older than me. We always have each other’s backs. We are both steeped in music and in adventures .His rival mine if not greater .He has travelled all over China and Russia and lived in Greece on an island […]

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Ben

My grandfather Ben circa 1910.He won a clothing store in a poker game on a train stop in Red Deer Alberta .The clothing store was a few miles from Alaska in Prince Rupert a frontier town where most were indians.My father and his siblings were born there,the only Jews ever born there.

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My Grandfather Ben

If you read the story about my grandfather Ben below a few stories back i was on the internet and found out that Ben and his brothers owned the Maple Leaf Theater in Vancouver.My father who was the result of divorced parents on either side of Canada did not really know his father and he […]

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Jeremy and Dad

Here is a typical Jeremy and Dad story .He is maybe 12 .I am watching a movie or about to .we are downstairs .Jeremy wants to watch something else.I say whoever gets up there and gets the remote control first gets to watch what they want starting NOW ,i race up there do a perfect […]

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Montreal Memories

i believe the balcony on the right was my grandmother’s back in the early 50’s in Montreal..I was maybe 4,5 as she took me by the hand and led me to the Rachel st market across the street where she bought a “fresh killed ” chicken right in front of my eyes.I stared in horror […]

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bubbe

I always felt loved by my Bubbe ,she loved me unconditionally and exuded the warmth of Yiddishkeit that is lost now with that generation.Her accented english played like honey in my ears and i didn’t have to use my imagination to be transported to Lodz or Grodno in the 20’s or 30’s .There was a […]

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GOODBYE BUBBIE

This was written about 17 years ago .I was in Hawaii when i heard the news on top of the volcano Haleakala above the clouds.GOODBYE Bubbie,Gentle woman.grandmother of my soul and spirit and blood,it is time for you to leave usand i stand by the shore in Maui thinking about you…….Seeing your soft skinned warm facein […]

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A Feeling

I have been incommunicado with my parents for a few months now since i have been globe trotting .I have no phone and they have no computer .Yesterday i felt something gnaw at me ,an angst , a deep feeling of having to know they are ok.Despite my independence we are very connected .3 years […]

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Happy Fathers Day

http://this is part two of my documentary with my father telling some storieshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkXC3bsF7JMMy father Aaron.Happpy Fathers Day Dad ,I will see you in a few weeks. .In a pivotal moment in my life when i was about 8 or 9 my father set me down and said spend an hour with me and i will […]

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