Monthly Archives: October 2017

Bastard

During the period of time I’ve written about I was caring and loving and arrogant and unfortunately, a bastard.  There was a boy in the neighborhood named Alan who I use to hang out with and at times I would … Continue reading

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Smart

We strove to be smart.  Some of us Jews were baseball players or football players or professional fighters but most of us spent our early days trying to be smart.  Faith was smart an Gary too, but he was too … Continue reading

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Pulpdiddys Permutations

I’ve been writing Pulpdiddy’s Permutations several years now and I feel it is time for a change.  Basically, the format has been this – Monday – Sunday writing about politics or social issues or economics except for Wednesday which I … Continue reading

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Dad

I haven’t talked much about my Dad up until now.  He was such a wonderful and odd man even if at times I felt somewhat separate from him.   Looking back upon it now it seems that my mom, so often … Continue reading

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Having A Good Time

During my early school years, I was under some stress but generally I was too busy having a good time.  I enjoyed Brighton – the beach especially.  Though not religious I was identifying more with the Jews than the Greeks … Continue reading

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1953

Let’s go back to 1953, the year I was born.  And back to Brighton Beach, the site.  The diaspora was slowing – Jews making it quite clear they were here to stay, all across the land while Israel was making … Continue reading

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Curious Specimens

My Mom and my Dad were curious specimens because they came from two different and distinct worlds, unique and separate from much of the rest of the world. My mom’s extended family remained frozen by the holocaust and what had … Continue reading

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Torpedo

The acceptance of my first week writing about Brighton Beach sixty years ago was less than stellar.  I will do all that I can to mend that but I’m not sure it can be done. I had heard the term, … Continue reading

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Pulpdiddys Permutations – My Stuff

I’ve been writing Pulpdiddy’s Permutations several years now and I think it is time for a change.  Basically, the format has been this  Monday – Sunday writing about politics or social issues or economics except for Wednesday which I reserved … Continue reading

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Brighton Beach Part Two

Though most people come to Brighton Beach in the summertime to dip their toes into the Atlantic Ocean and then grab some nosh on the way home, there was a reason or two that made the area attractive.  I mentioned … Continue reading

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