. This is not meant to aggrandize my relationship with Leonard. We knew each other but not well. We never hung out together except that once… I lived just down the street from him on St Dominique and we would see each other in passing both of us bundled up against the frost and cold.I […]
I met a woman tonight at the restaurant .I told her i am writing about the history of the Jews on this island and she said her family were Sephardic .I asked why she wears a cross and she replied because she is Catholic now and the Jewish part of the family was long ago […]
Friends on the island are messaging me about this guru who is leading a meditation today. I am not crazy about gurus..I just read how a famous Indian guru just got sentenced to 20 years for raping his followers. I was also at a yoga retreat in the Bahamas on Paradise Island when the Shivinanda […]
fter a nice hour swim and a relaxing 1000 strokes in the sea Johnny is hungry so i made some hummus.This is my basic recipe and i add some harissa hot sauce at the end as needed. 1 clove garlic 1 can garbanzo beans, half the liquid reserved 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons tahini […]
Just eating fruit salad and a hummus wrap and a strong coffee before i head into the sea. Yesterday i swam 3600 strokes breaking all other records and i feel the delicious soreness in my arms and body. Today i will just relax in the water. I have proved enough to myself. I have shaved […]
The one thing i will never miss here are the chain smoking “Beautiful People ” mostly Italians who seem to care so much about their outside but little about their insides.Strange people.No wonder the Roman Empire fell….
Trust me to find an Israeli on this Island I was at the Hippie Market and an artisan friend pointed to a woman and said ,”She is Israeli ” so i went up to her and spoke Hebrew and immediately the two Jews on the island were gabbing about everything as Jews tend to do […]
Yep Yesterday i swam 3,000 strokes in the sea and did 100 pushups breaking my record of two days ago of 2500 . Dammit i feel good ,very good. In my twenties and thirties i doubt i could have done this. No one is forcing you to read this.. lol Get off your computers and […]
This is a very important photo.After a couple of months on the island in Formentera in 1973 my girlfriend and i finally figured out how to get off the island from the beach we were living on hand to mouth as hippies often did and we landed in Ibiza where i got a pension room […]
OUT ON THE TOWN with Jonathon Lipsin Last night it was flamenco at Can Toni Formentera with Maruja Limon Can Toni where the music is hot and sometimes the shandy’s are cold ! The usual suspects and rascals were there….