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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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Montreal Walkabout Atwater Market

Atwater Market is a farmers’ market located in the Saint-Henri area of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It opened in 1933. The interior market is home to many butchers and the Première Moisson bakery and restaurant. The outside market has many farmers stalls which sell both local and imported produce, as well as two cheese stores, a […]

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THINGS I PLAN TO DO NEXT YEAR

My Journey is towards simplicity and quietness, to a kind of joy that is beyond time, a journey where i leave behind all my models of who i am. i have very good feelings about the new year and all the angst and depression and shock everyone is going through is not affecting me. I […]

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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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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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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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