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Winnipeg Fringe Festival performer Randy Ross has written a hilarious book – but boy, is it raunchy!

Randy Ross at Winnipeg Fringe Festival

"God Bless Cambodia"
By Randy Ross
Reviewed by BERNIE BELLAN
Randy Ross is a writer, performer, and web consultant. I met Randy recently when I went to watch his Fringe show, titled “God Bless Cambodia”. I had printed a blurb about Randy’s upcoming show in our July 4 issue – along with blurbs for nine other shows that were going to feature Jewish performers.

Ian Rabb tells his story of recovery from addiction at Remis speakers’ forum

Ian Rabb speaking to Remis speakers' forum

By BERNIE BELLAN
Ian Rabb’s story is well-known. As someone who had fallen as low as one can go, then managed to pull himself up – with the aid of others, Rabb’s story of falling into a life of  addiction and despair, then managing to climb out of the enormous hole into which he had dug himself, is truly inspiring.

It turns out that quiet centenarian Lloyd Friedman was quite the war hero

Three old friends having lunch in November 2017, two of whom will have turned 100 in 2018 (l-r): Lloyd Friedman, Lou Billinkoff, Dr. Albert Rosenberg (also 100)

By BERNIE BELLAN
Often the quietest individuals are the bravest. Lloyd Friedman recently celebrated his 100th birthday (on July 29). That, in itself, is a momentous achievement –and well worth noting.