I could never put into words how much I loved my Father. He was one of the most decent, intelligent and funny men you could ever meet. He had a phenomenal soul and knew how to treat people. I learned about life by watching his actions, how he interacted with others and most importantly how he treated his family. He loved us with his whole heart. He was married to my Mom for fifty seven years and adored her.

My Dad was a very highly regarded cattle broker and business man. He worked long hours and was respected for his…


Andy Michaels was confident he had found his dream woman. She was super intelligent, very attractive, and extremely decent. He could spend hours just listening to her wonderful laugh. The problem was he didn’t know her outside of work.

Rebecca Liss was an Account Executive at Bocabella, Carter, LeFlore. She was responsible for making sure that there was excellent communication between her ad agency and their clients. She was responsible for two clients Flighted Homes and Xplan Cars.

Flighted built subdivisions for the very wealthy. The communities were gated and technology was evident everywhere. …


Newspapers were not as popular as they used to be and Wyatt Collins knew it. He published the only paper in Gelca, Ontario and he was running out of money.

Wyatt knew he needed a big story, something that would capture national attention and prove there was a place for community media. The biggest problem Wyatt had was Herschell Ostrepeller. He was the only Journalist on his staff and he used that word loosely.

Herschell had graduated from Del Pino College with a two-year diploma in Journalism and Wyatt was amazed. He couldn’t figure out how the shmendrick had graduated…


For as long as Aaron Schecter could remember, things just didn’t seem to go his way. It was an oxymoron as Aaron was one of the happiest people in the world, he just never seemed to be able to get the big break.

Aaron had made plenty of mistakes and he was the first one to admit it. He had trusted the wrong people and in a couple of instances, he was taken advantage of and also taken to the cleaners.

He remembered vividly when a relative asked for a short-term loan. Aaron didn’t think twice about it. His cousin…


My heart is broken and I feel so incredibly sad. Nobody seems to know much about Hassidic Jews. I was one of those people. They seemed like they came from a different world till I had the pleasure and good fortune to get to know them. I discovered they love, care, feel and hurt the same way we all do. I found out that they want to be able to provide for their families and I discovered that their belief and commitment to Gd is what drives everything.

The reason I know all this is my Nephew, who I love…


High School had been an exciting and at times frustrating place for Jake Mendelsohn. He was eighteen and in his last year of school and was thinking about his future. He was filling out University applications and wasn’t ready to even begin thinking about what he wanted to go or what he was going to declare for his major. His choices were unlimited but that caused more confusion than anything. Did he want to become a Lawyer, a Journalist or stream into Business with an MBA.

His parents were supportive of anything he chose and while this was appreciated, it…


Getting on the syndicated television series ‘’The Wake Up Call’’ was considered a huge coup. It was extremely difficult to be selected to be on the show even though it started at six in the morning and ended at nine.

People had told Herschell that the best time to be on was early because people left and went to work by nine o’clock. He was scheduled for a segment at six-fifteen, which seemed pretty good.

When he entered the television station at five-thirty (it was early, but he wasn’t complaining)he was met by a young man named Ernesto, who gave…


Hillel Levine had known David Kavitz since childhood. They had been friends for a long time but Hillel sometimes thought that it wasn’t a very mutually beneficial situation. Hillel was always trying to involve David in positive situations, but David didn’t act the same way. Hillel was a lawyer who specialized in Real Estate and Corporate Commercial work. David was the Chief Executive Officer of his family’s hedge fund.

There was an incident that happened five years earlier that still bugged Hillel. It had to do with a stock deal. David was an early supporter and investor in a company…


To say that I loved my daughter would be an understatement. She has always meant the world to me and I have always wanted just two things for her, health and happiness.

LC was always the most personable and smartest girl in the room. She attracted attention without even trying. When she decided to go to Medical school and become a pediatrician, my wife Tamara and I couldn’t have been happier.

She accepted a position with a clinic in Toronto and we were thrilled. Then one day she came home with Howard. …


My wife Lilly died when my son Phillip was two years old. It was a tragic accident that will always haunt me. Lilly and I were in Florida and she wanted to go with a bunch of her friends to Fort Lauderdale. Her friend Jenna had a beautiful boat and they were going to spend a couple of hours on the water. A professional athlete who was hopped up on booze and drugs drove his boat filled with his partying buddies into Jenna’s boat. He was driving at a crazy speed and the collision caused a massive explosion. My wife…

Alan J. Schwarz

Alan Schwarz loves life. He is the founder of JAMS Productions, a television production company based in Toronto . His passion is writing.

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