Montreal for me has a strong hold even though i have not lived there for years.When i go back something washes over me,a sense of roots.I tend to walk a lot and i enjoy walking the city from Atwater market to Jean Talon .From the McGill ghetto to the Main.From the lions statues at the […]
Old friend Ocean let me tell you my latest story…..(i say) Get out of your head and into your heart the Ocean intones if you care to listen. But i have a situation (i say) Ocean states one more time Out of your head and into your heart Yes Ocean ,I humbly say as i […]
Here i am standing on “The” corner in Winslow Arizona .This statue was paid for by Don Henley and on this corner is a bright red flat bed truck and the Eagles music is blasted out on the street.From the song Take it Easy of course.o i drive to Winslow and there is a guy […]
Last week for the first time i visited the graves of my grandparents ,my Bobbie and Zaidie (yiddish) while i was in Montreal. As i stared at their gravestones many feelings washed over me .These are my roots ,my origins,my heart buried there with them .These are the people who fostered in me a love […]
I drew this picture when I was 6 years old I just found it recently and I googled the original just now and this is the first time I have seen it since I was 10 when our house burned down and the painting burnt down with it This is very exciting for me !!!!
ghost towns March 10, 2014 at 8:01am One of the things i love doing is visiting ghost towns.I consult books and seek out back dirt roads and have traipsed all over the West indulging in my preoccupation.I have been throughout California,Utah .idaho ,Montana,South Dakota,Wyoming,Colorado,Arizona and New Mexico in my pursuit of the glory of the […]
when i first hitch hiked at the age of 16 with a black kid i met on the road somewhere in Utah the South and i mean the Deep South looked like this ….Back in 1970.
This is a story I have written about a time some 43 years ago about a people and a land that knew segregation and racial prejudice as a young boy (me) traveled through by his thumb armed only with a thirst for experience,a sense of righteousness and a determination to raise a voice for justice.This […]
OMIG 50 years ago the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show.My parents got us out of bed to watch and our world was changed forever.If you watch my documentary my father talks about this time and what it did to him.I remember the school was abuzz.Our house caught on fire the month before and […]
I have seen Janis a few times..i was young.The first time i ever hitch hiked across Canada from Montreal to Vancouver was with Al from the Logos underground newspaper commune i was living in and we had adventures all the way across only to leave Al at a draft dodger pad in Kitsilano and somehow […]