Born in Bolivia to German Jewish parents, Dan Propp has been a postcard photographer since high school and worked for the Richmond Review and the Surrey Leader before becoming a school teacher. An accordion player, singer and performer, he lives in historic Steveston, British Columbia, with his wife.
Dan Propp has some opinions about the education system for school teachers. He should know. He spent twenty-three years as a “chalk holder”. He has a lot more to say about the education world, and he says it with his characteristic, quirky wit and a lick of biting sarcasm. Be prepared for an overdose of peculiar puns in this book that takes a piercing look at education today.
In diesem autobiographischen Werk führt der literarisch begabte Holzkaufmann Arthur Propp den Leser durch das Leben eines deutschen Juden aus Ostpreuβen vom Ende des neunzehnten bis hin zur Mitte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Seine Wege kreuzen sich mit denen vieler anderer säkularer Juden, die wenig auf Religion und Tradition achten, sondern sich mehr als Deutsche denn als alles andere fühlen, si
In short stories, punctuated by Dan's own photographs and song lyrics, Dan covers such topics as B.C. radio, the politics of the past, Hollywood, and gefilte fish. Dan's past as a postcard photographer is evidenced in his plethora of images from times gone by that are scattered throughout this book.
Landing on my Feet takes the reader on a leisurely stroll back in time where memories have been netted like ling cod, with tales of a coastal boyhood as captivating as fishing for shiners on the Pacific coast where Union Steamships landed at Government Pier after coming all the way from Vancouver.
The Postcard Photographer takes the reader on a leisurely walk back to the 1960s, the years of Viet Nam, soul-searching, the sudden and sad ending of the Kennedy era, the peace marches and the fold music that stirred the hearts of a generation. Bonus book included: "The Kid From A Mill Town"