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Leonard Cohen and Me.

. 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 […]

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Chinatown in Montreal

Never a big community like that of Toronto or San Francisco or NYC nevertheless Chinese food in Montreal was rather unique to that city.For example the egg rolls were different and usually better than elsewhere in my opinion. I found this place recommended on Trip Advisor and had a lunch of 7.98 for won to […]

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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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LIFE IS A CAFE !!!!!

@ Jonathon 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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A story about my Grandfather,

A story about my Grandfather, he was a poet and a house painter and an intellectual and a Russian,same town as Begin and Sharon’s father and a communist once upon a time and a mandolin player.  His first poem ,written in Yiddish was about the Revolution and his mother admonishing his sister to hide the guns […]

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My Grandfather

My grandfather in the 20’s He was a philosopher king and socialist and a intellectual always keen to discuss politics and Russian authors..He hopped freight trains all the way to San Francisco from Montreal looking for work so he could send back money for his family .Always he would talk about this adventure telling me […]

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Old Roots

Just found out my great grandmother ,murdered in Bergen Belsen had a last name of Libi which means my heart or loved one in Hebrew .My great great grandfather Shepsel or”: little lamb ” was named Shepard Slobotzki .Slobotz was a famous yeshiva town from whence a famous rabbi came from. According to recent data […]

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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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