Seymour Rettek Myron's World

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These bittersweet and humorous stories describe Myron's world, a world shared by first generation Americans who lived in the poor neighborhoods of New York during the Depression. Myron, a timid but bright 12-year old Jewish boy, is caught between his father wanting him to be '100% American' and his mother wanting him to hold fast to his tradition. A frightened Myron encounters a crippled neighbor who beats his wife with his crutch. They both gain as a surprising friendship grows between the two of them.Uncle Solly, Myron's hero, shows him the world of bookmaking, wrestling and violence. Myron becomes enlightened when he realizes his traditional values are more solid than his Uncle's.Myron matures quickly as he witnesses a reconciliation between an unemployed fabric cutter and his daughter who has turned to prostitution to provide money for the family.Included are sketches of Jewish waiters and salesmen, storekeepers, a city detective and some Sicilian immigrants who in some magical way are able to grow orange trees in their back yards. After many humorous and heartwarming adventures, Myron makes a surprising discovery. His simple and traditional values have provided him with the strength of character he needs to deal with the world.

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Dr. Rettek has been writing fictionalized accounts of his adventures seemingly forever. He identifies with Marco Polo who also wanted to tell about the wonders of his many rich and varied experiences. His book, The Calling, recalls the tribulations of a medical student wrestling with both life and the challenges of studying medicine in a foreign land in both a humorous and heartwarming way.For over twenty years Dr. Rettek was involved with people at their most open and vulnerable moments as a family practitioner, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.His experiences led him to write articles for Private Practice, a publication for doctors, including How I Found An Old Cure For New Problems. When the Air Force was recruiting physicians he joined as a Reservist and was trained in Aerospace Medicine. His trouble shooting assignments included bases in the United States and Europe. When he retired as Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, he was the oldest crewmember on flying status with prior WW II service.More recently, his longstanding involvement with art evolved into a screenplay, Molly and the Wine Dark Sea, about love, loyalty and the entrapments of art dealership.Out of his interest in photography he wrote a three-act play, Valentine, a supposal about Eugene Atget who, for many, was the greatest photographer that ever lived.He has also written a small volume of poetry and a 'how to' manual, Bring God Into Your Life, meant for people with a limited religious background. Pending publication is a book dealing with the concept of the Kingdom of Heaven as it changed throughout the ages. It includes the time of separation of Christianity from Judaism. He and his wife, Susan, a jewelry designer, live in New York by the sea where they enjoy their children and grandchildren and continue to celebrate the ordinary in their lives.

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