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Martin Holt

Martin Holt

Martin Holt is a cartoonist and a writer. He studied architecture at London University, moved to Israel in 1966, opened an architectural office in the Old City of Jaffa with the sculptor Frank Meisler, lectured at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, was a volunteer ambulance driver, went through the restaurant trade from washer-up to chef-de-cuisine, managed a riding school, played in a traditional jazz band and sang the blues. He studied the martial arts and qualified as a master in Shiatsu. Martin has exhibited in Paris, Marseilles, Brussels, New-York, Toronto, London and Florida as well as at many international festivals. http://shadma.com

So there I was, 49 years old, after a first failed marriage, with no children, and sure that parenting was a closed book for me. And then-- "Guess what you are getting for your 50th birthday"-- said the love of my life. "By the look in your eyes, it is something really special," I replied. "Yes, you are going to be a father." I was thrilled by the idea. But being an only child myself, what did I know about babies? During the next nine months I learned a lot.

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