1940s couple on a picnic

How the American Dream Grew

If the seed of the American Dream was planted during the dark days of the Depression, germinated at the New York Worlds Fair of 1939, it was nurtured and cultivated during the sacrifices and deprivations of WWII. By wars end

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1940s couple on a picnic

How the American Dream Grew

If the seed of the American Dream was planted during the dark days of the Depression, germinated at the New York Worlds Fair of 1939, it was nurtured and cultivated during the sacrifices and deprivations of WWII. By wars end

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Nabisco oreos 1952

Inherited Dreams

Though it would be my parents generation, those who lived through the Great Depression and later rolled up their   collective sleeves, pitched in and sacrificed for the greater good in their fight against tyranny-who would be knighted by Tom Brokaw

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Nabisco oreos 1952

Inherited Dreams

Though it would be my parents generation, those who lived through the Great Depression and later rolled up their   collective sleeves, pitched in and sacrificed for the greater good in their fight against tyranny-who would be knighted by Tom Brokaw

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American Dream Post War Abundance

Introduction

For over half a century, Americans soaring confidence had always promised a sugar-frosted future filled with frost free fun and abundance and economic prosperity. But that Buoyant bubble of optimism has since gone bust. Along with our jobs, retirement funds

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American Dream Post War Abundance

Introduction

For over half a century, Americans soaring confidence had always promised a sugar-frosted future filled with frost free fun and abundance and economic prosperity. But that Buoyant bubble of optimism has since gone bust. Along with our jobs, retirement funds

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Suburbia For Sale

American Dream Foreclosed Whether a split level or a McMansion, the American Home has been the very embodiment of the American Dream. Once the mark of achievement, the suburban home was a solid investment, the guarantee of a secure future.

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American dream home 46 Scan_Pic0028

Suburbia For Sale

American Dream Foreclosed Whether a split level or a McMansion, the American Home has been the very embodiment of the American Dream. Once the mark of achievement, the suburban home was a solid investment, the guarantee of a secure future.

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vintage illustration Johnnie Walker in NY

Love Wins – Too Late For Some

After the landmark Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal, two octogenarian men became the first same-sex couple to get married in Dallas County Texas.  It only took a half a century of waiting. When it comes to love, it’s

vintage illustration Johnnie Walker in NY

Love Wins – Too Late For Some

After the landmark Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal, two octogenarian men became the first same-sex couple to get married in Dallas County Texas.  It only took a half a century of waiting. When it comes to love, it’s

Gay Pride Flag and Vintage illustration

Gay Rights…You Still Gotta Work It!

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s milestone decision on same-sex marriage, the American Dream just became more inclusive, but the dreaming is not over yet. When it comes to job security and a home of your own, the 2 other fundamental

Gay Pride Flag and Vintage illustration

Gay Rights…You Still Gotta Work It!

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s milestone decision on same-sex marriage, the American Dream just became more inclusive, but the dreaming is not over yet. When it comes to job security and a home of your own, the 2 other fundamental

Marriage equality For all

Marriage Equality For All ….Scotus Says I DO

As the The Supremes once said , “You Can’t Hurry Love”. Well it took decades to get another group of Supremes to the altar, but they finally said “I Do” to marriage equality for all! As the window closes  for

Marriage equality For all

Marriage Equality For All ….Scotus Says I DO

As the The Supremes once said , “You Can’t Hurry Love”. Well it took decades to get another group of Supremes to the altar, but they finally said “I Do” to marriage equality for all! As the window closes  for

I wish I were in Dixie

Confederate Flag’s Stained Heritage of Hate

For those who still insist that the Confederate flag is a mere symbol of southern heritage and not one of hate, it should come as no surprise to the rest of us to whom it symbolizes and evokes years of

I wish I were in Dixie

Confederate Flag’s Stained Heritage of Hate

For those who still insist that the Confederate flag is a mere symbol of southern heritage and not one of hate, it should come as no surprise to the rest of us to whom it symbolizes and evokes years of

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

Birmingham Bombing victims  4 little girls

A Stain on America….Again

Over 50 years ago, a Black woman stood amid the debris in Birmingham, Alabama, her feet covered with shattered glass from the bombed out 16th Street Baptist Church, cried out in anguish: “My God, you’re not even safe in church!”

Birmingham Bombing victims  4 little girls

A Stain on America….Again

Over 50 years ago, a Black woman stood amid the debris in Birmingham, Alabama, her feet covered with shattered glass from the bombed out 16th Street Baptist Church, cried out in anguish: “My God, you’re not even safe in church!”

illustration PT Barnum

The Circus Has Come to Town

The circus is officially in town! After the never-ending clown car of  Republican Presidential candidates, the great Carnival Barker has tossed his hat into the ring. At his own Big Apple Circus, Donald Trump announced he’s running for President to

illustration PT Barnum

The Circus Has Come to Town

The circus is officially in town! After the never-ending clown car of  Republican Presidential candidates, the great Carnival Barker has tossed his hat into the ring. At his own Big Apple Circus, Donald Trump announced he’s running for President to

art Button Whitney Museum I Can't Imagine Ever Wanting to be White

Black Like Me

Oops! Looks like Rachel Dolezal, the White woman who has been passing as a Black woman for years got caught with her pants down. Sparking furor and causing a media frenzy, the recently resigned  president of the Spokane NAACP chapter

art Button Whitney Museum I Can't Imagine Ever Wanting to be White

Black Like Me

Oops! Looks like Rachel Dolezal, the White woman who has been passing as a Black woman for years got caught with her pants down. Sparking furor and causing a media frenzy, the recently resigned  president of the Spokane NAACP chapter

Vintage School book Illustration

Teaching Racism

A Texas elementary teacher gives new meaning to Throwback Thursday. Now that Karen Fitzgibbons has been fired, I’m sure the “I’m-not-a-racist” Texas 4th grade teacher who proposed segregation on a Facebook post, can find another teaching job where her opinions

Vintage School book Illustration

Teaching Racism

A Texas elementary teacher gives new meaning to Throwback Thursday. Now that Karen Fitzgibbons has been fired, I’m sure the “I’m-not-a-racist” Texas 4th grade teacher who proposed segregation on a Facebook post, can find another teaching job where her opinions

Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown

All in the Bush Family Values

Some have been likening Jeb Bush’s recommendation for the public shaming of unwed mothers as a throwback to the 1950’s. One needn’t go back that far. How about 1992 when another member of the Bush entourage, Dan Quayle did the

Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown

All in the Bush Family Values

Some have been likening Jeb Bush’s recommendation for the public shaming of unwed mothers as a throwback to the 1950’s. One needn’t go back that far. How about 1992 when another member of the Bush entourage, Dan Quayle did the