lunarmoth wrote:AD here. I completely agree with Identity about the need for editing. On the other hand, as I keep saying, The Man Next Door is a memoir. That implies a need to be honest. At 28, a woman is often hormonally driven and easily confused by personal issues, peculiar dreams etc. You may have heard of something called "feminine intuition" or perhaps you've listened in when women get together for coffee and chat about their lives. Nowadays no one would argue that women should be seen and not heard - however Leonard did tell me that the first time we met. Not something i could repeat to by feminist cronies, but in my life, curiosity often has trumped ideology.
As for the "light babies" - have you ever seen one? They are hard to forget if you have. In the final chapter of TMND, my informant "Diana" mentions creating them with her hands on the same night she claims Leonard began composing Hallelujah.
If you were to sit down for a chat with anyone who actually knew Leonard in those days, and before and after, you would hear many strange stories. Stories are raw material: they are not the same as critical analysis. Yet you can't just dismiss all the storytellers on the grounds that they are talking about events you never experienced because you weren't there. The holocaust springs to mind... many who weren't in it have always denied it.
This discussion is very interesting. Maybe someone will send me that mysterious pm so I can deconstruct it?
And the man in the photo from 1951 certainly looks like a 17 year old Leonard Cohen. Of course, it might not be him. But the tie is pretty characteristic, dont you agree? Who wears a tie to a torture session?
The Cohens of McGill
BY JIM HYNES | Dr. Robin Cohen's ties to McGill go back, waaaaaaay back. Her family's McGill links can be traced to the 1920s and her grandfather, Hyman Cohen, who, though he didn't earn a degree, took an economics course taught by none other than Stephen Leacock.
Since that time, one Cohen offspring after another has walked through the Roddick Gates in search of higher education and a degree, or three.
Avrum Cohen followed his father Hyman's first steps on campus, earning a BA in 1953 and a law degree in 1956. Back in the days when the position came with a room adjacent to its offices in what is now the Redpath Museum, the future lawyer served as President of the McGill Students' Society. He was also part of McGill's Debating Union Society, teaming up in 1956 with an unrelated Leonard Cohen (yes, that Leonard Cohen) for a debating contest tour that included a loss to a team of inmates from the penitentiary where one debate was held. Avrum Cohen later married Robin's mother, Barbara, who earned a Diploma in Teaching – at McGill, of course.
Robin Cohen herself, today the Research Director of the Division of Palliative Care at McGill's Departments of Oncology and Medicine, followed her dad to McGill in the late 1970s, graduating with a BSc in 1981, a Master's in 1983 and a PhD in Psychology in 1986. Her twin boys were born just before she completed her doctorate.
Now the next generation of Cohen offspring to attend McGill is getting ready for the coming convocation ceremonies. Dr. Cohen's sons and stepson will each be earning a degree this year. Twenty-two-year-old twins Jordan and Ari Steiner, whose father is Dr. Warren Steiner, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the MUHC, will graduate with a BComm and BA, respectively, while Dr. Cohen's stepson, 27-year-old Joshua Schwartz, will graduate with a PhD in Electrical Engineering. Joshua recently received news that he will be awarded McGill's Governor General's Gold Medal for Natural Sciences – news that has made a proud McGill mom beam with greater pride.
"As we say in Yiddish, the whole family is 'shepping naches' (getting pleasure plus pride) from our kids…as always!" Dr. Cohen said.
brekin » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:21 pm wrote:Well, I guess we've learned who can't keep a secret on the forum haven't we?
I didn't ask for permission to publish so if you talk about it here please don't name names.
guruilla » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:30 pm wrote:brekin » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:21 pm wrote:Well, I guess we've learned who can't keep a secret on the forum haven't we?
Not sure how serious you are. Here was your original stipulation:I didn't ask for permission to publish so if you talk about it here please don't name names.
brekin » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:43 pm wrote:It is obvious you at least shared the name (named the name) of the person with AD, who then spilled it into cyberspace. Should I have clarified what I meant?
lunarmoth » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:23 am wrote:Lilly's first book, PROGRAMMING AND REPROGRAMMING THE HUMAN BIO-COMPUTER has a section discussing what happens when children are given LSD - which was one of Dr. Cameron's projects at the time.
lunarmoth » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:08 pm wrote:Re: Lilly - have you read some of his later writings about aliens and programmed coincidences?