Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dividing Line

There was a dividing line in Mar Vista and that was Venice Blvd. which headed East and West.  The richer people lived North of Venice, some in very large houses, and the poor people lived in the apartments South of … Continue reading

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Mar Vista

Mar Vista was not a place to be a Jew.  In fact, most kept it hidden.  I’m not suggesting that you had to run a parade through the town about your religion or ethnicity, but in Mar Vista the goal … Continue reading

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Out with The Old, In with The New

Being elected President of the Academic Society may have been a joke but I parlayed it into new friendships and to my shame it was Out with The Old, In with The New.  I still talked to Sander but Rex … Continue reading

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Bobby

Bobby Kennedy had just died and I laughed.  Not a loud, happy laugh but one that was stress-filled and unhappy and was a burp escaping so that I didn’t go mad from it all.  Bobby was my first great political … Continue reading

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Pulpdiddys Permutations, My Way

I’ve been writing Pulpdiddys Permutations several years now and I feel it is time for a change.  The change is not because I am burnt out because of the writing but because the nasty stories which dominate our current history … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Junior High

It was lunchtime at Mark Twain Junior High School.  I had a bench with Rex and Sander and James.  I watched as the cliques formed, the college bound (which I found out surprisingly was half Jewish), the auto mechanics and … Continue reading

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Suntan Blues

It was a two bedroom in Mar Vista but I was out much of the time getting a suntan.  I just couldn’t cope with all this change and got some rays.  Though I didn’t realize it at the time the … Continue reading

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Awards for The Young

The New York School System in its Brighton Branch was highly competitive and there were awards.  I can’t imagine today such a competition in a Public School.  As I stroll about today it seems like every parent has a bumper-sticker … Continue reading

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More Sixth Grade

I am embarrassed to say that in Sixth Grade after I failed to write a paper and still got an A, I started to skate. I ran a lot and played punchball.  My social skills improved and I didn’t harass … Continue reading

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Changing of the World

When there was a changing of the world I was still a child.  Precocious perhaps.  With some promise, perhaps.  But when there was a changing in the world that day my immature brain was incapable of processing.  Many, many, years … Continue reading

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