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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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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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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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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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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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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Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid: Listening to Charlottesville

There’s no way to whitewash this – it’s time to pay attention to history again. History played out in front of us all this past weekend and we could not look away from the vile images. Angry people carrying torches

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid: Listening to Charlottesville

There’s no way to whitewash this – it’s time to pay attention to history again. History played out in front of us all this past weekend and we could not look away from the vile images. Angry people carrying torches

What Happened To America’s Trains Of Tomorrow?

Americas great trains of tomorrow are a thing of the past; progress on our trains system seems to have been derailed. Once on the fast track, American trains can’t even compete. The development of our rail transit has made little

What Happened To America’s Trains Of Tomorrow?

Americas great trains of tomorrow are a thing of the past; progress on our trains system seems to have been derailed. Once on the fast track, American trains can’t even compete. The development of our rail transit has made little

Fire and Fury and The Rain of Ruin

  Donald Trump’s thunderous threat to North Korea warning of  the “Fire and fury like the world has never seen” is uncomfortably familiar. This uncanny echo has been heard before and no, not from Kim Jong-un and his blustering Korean

Fire and Fury and The Rain of Ruin

  Donald Trump’s thunderous threat to North Korea warning of  the “Fire and fury like the world has never seen” is uncomfortably familiar. This uncanny echo has been heard before and no, not from Kim Jong-un and his blustering Korean

Americas Trains Derailed – LIRR, Dashing Dan and the The Summer From Hell

Americas train systems are off the rails. New York train commuters were told to be braced for the “Summer from Hell.” It was to be a summer of heat, humidity and horrible train service. After years of increasingly poor service,

Americas Trains Derailed – LIRR, Dashing Dan and the The Summer From Hell

Americas train systems are off the rails. New York train commuters were told to be braced for the “Summer from Hell.” It was to be a summer of heat, humidity and horrible train service. After years of increasingly poor service,

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Immigration- RAISE Act or Race Act…You Decide

Only In TrumpLand  does Lady Liberty lament : “Give me your xenophobes, your angry, your middle masses yearning to be free of those damn foreigners….” Donald Trump has been busy recently taking up the case of oppressed white people  first

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Immigration- RAISE Act or Race Act…You Decide

Only In TrumpLand  does Lady Liberty lament : “Give me your xenophobes, your angry, your middle masses yearning to be free of those damn foreigners….” Donald Trump has been busy recently taking up the case of oppressed white people  first

June Forays the voices of Rocky and Natasha

Goodbye Dollink R.I.P. June Foray

June Foray’s memorable voice was the sound of my cold war childhood. Not only was hers the voice I heard when I pulled the string on my Chatty Cathy doll, a childish sweet voice saying “Let’s play house” but she

June Forays the voices of Rocky and Natasha

Goodbye Dollink R.I.P. June Foray

June Foray’s memorable voice was the sound of my cold war childhood. Not only was hers the voice I heard when I pulled the string on my Chatty Cathy doll, a childish sweet voice saying “Let’s play house” but she

Trans Ban is Un-American – Resist Discrimination

Our military is no place for discrimination. The bitter irony of Trumps  Trans Ban tweet was not lost on me. Nearly 70 years to the day on July 26, 1948 that President Truman signed an order abolishing racial discrimination in

Trans Ban is Un-American – Resist Discrimination

Our military is no place for discrimination. The bitter irony of Trumps  Trans Ban tweet was not lost on me. Nearly 70 years to the day on July 26, 1948 that President Truman signed an order abolishing racial discrimination in

Vintage illustration boy scouts

Scouts Honor?

Donald Trump would do nothing but stumble when it come to climbing the steep steps of the “Scouts Law.” In fact he wouldn’t even make it up the first step. If the Scout’s Law requiring  a member to be trustworthy,

Vintage illustration boy scouts

Scouts Honor?

Donald Trump would do nothing but stumble when it come to climbing the steep steps of the “Scouts Law.” In fact he wouldn’t even make it up the first step. If the Scout’s Law requiring  a member to be trustworthy,

OJ Trial editorial cartoon

OJ Simpson Goes Free, Again

  The verdict is in and the juice is loose! Again! Get ready for reality TV. Come October parolee OJ Simpson will be on the prowl.  Ladies lock your doors Of course on the bright side, now he will finally

OJ Trial editorial cartoon

OJ Simpson Goes Free, Again

  The verdict is in and the juice is loose! Again! Get ready for reality TV. Come October parolee OJ Simpson will be on the prowl.  Ladies lock your doors Of course on the bright side, now he will finally

Vintage illustration 1950s babys at Beach

Baby, What a Tan

Summer and tanning is deeply burned into me…literally. Though I no longer sport the deeply burnished Bain de Soliel St. Tropez tan of my twenties nor the beloved bronze glow of the Johnson’s baby oil tan of my teens, I

Vintage illustration 1950s babys at Beach

Baby, What a Tan

Summer and tanning is deeply burned into me…literally. Though I no longer sport the deeply burnished Bain de Soliel St. Tropez tan of my twenties nor the beloved bronze glow of the Johnson’s baby oil tan of my teens, I