Category Archives: Toronto Reflections

Alex The Tailor

Had small tailor shop on Dundas Street East, Toronto, 1970s. Alex, formerly of Hungary, hence not deported towards death until March of 1944. Survivor of Majdanek concentration camp, which was liberated in July of 1944. Good fortune of short time. … Continue reading

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Warwick Hotel IV

Have written about the former Toronto Warwick Hotel here, here and here. Was thinking of writing about Stage 212, up the street (known since the late 1970s or early 1980s as Filmores), and came across this 2011 Toronto Sun article … Continue reading

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Larry Schell

All this jump to the familiar. Said my name and he said Larry Schell? Say, do you know X from family Y? Maybe you know my cousin… All this hotcha know. Corrected him, and the cooling, on his part. No … Continue reading

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“I’m a rich professor”

Response of Allan Bloom, smiling, when following him after a lecture. Didn’t ask about the lecture topic, or other topics in that first year political science course, where he chainsmoked throughout his lectures. Could only think of asking “How can … Continue reading

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Statistical Failure II

Wrote about being the LOWest of THE LOW on a mid-term exam in an M.B.A statistics course. Plus, exams distributed so that one was publicly known to be so. Question arises as to how one passes a course, in such … Continue reading

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Class Photo Time

From 1984, when first starting university teaching, until 1994 and the commencement of House of Commons employment, used to take photos of the classes. Towards the end of the class, would have the camera and advise the students that I … Continue reading

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Hotel of Sparrows

Stayed at this hotel where, every morning, hundreds of sparrows were all around. In the trees and on the roof. Lots of nests being made in both places. Complete silence by dusk to dark, and then the community conversation recommencing … Continue reading

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