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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Aretha – The Queen of Our Souls

The Queen of Soul was truly the Queen of our souls. A force of nature, Aretha Franklin was a gift from God who magically and seamlessly transcended generations and musical genres. She did what she did best, tell the story

Aretha – The Queen of Our Souls

The Queen of Soul was truly the Queen of our souls. A force of nature, Aretha Franklin was a gift from God who magically and seamlessly transcended generations and musical genres. She did what she did best, tell the story

Refugees- A Moral Obligation and a Call to Action

Just like my own Jewish family, White House senior advisor Steven Miller’s family was the beneficiary of immigration policies  that his own administration is working so hard to undo. Trump may be unhinged but Steven Miller is clearly unmoored, especially

Refugees- A Moral Obligation and a Call to Action

Just like my own Jewish family, White House senior advisor Steven Miller’s family was the beneficiary of immigration policies  that his own administration is working so hard to undo. Trump may be unhinged but Steven Miller is clearly unmoored, especially

Is Trump Putin’s Puppet? Not So Comical

  Joseph Stalin must be grinning in his grave. Putin has done what the Soviets long dreamed of accomplishing. Once the stuff of cold war paranoia, spy novels and movies, the Russians have infiltrated our democracy and put a puppet

Is Trump Putin’s Puppet? Not So Comical

  Joseph Stalin must be grinning in his grave. Putin has done what the Soviets long dreamed of accomplishing. Once the stuff of cold war paranoia, spy novels and movies, the Russians have infiltrated our democracy and put a puppet

Rise:Empower, Change and Action!

Collage Detail from Womens Lib- A Storms Approachin’ collage by Sally Edelstein Nearly 50 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. Once again

Rise:Empower, Change and Action!

Collage Detail from Womens Lib- A Storms Approachin’ collage by Sally Edelstein Nearly 50 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. Once again

Vintage Illustration Immigrants Coming to America

Who Says Trump Doesn’t Love Immigrants?

Donald trump loves immigrants. And he is generously willing to acknowledge the contributions immigrants have made to this great country, that is if they hew to the immigrants portrayal of his youth. Like his wives, Trump likes his immigrants to

Vintage Illustration Immigrants Coming to America

Who Says Trump Doesn’t Love Immigrants?

Donald trump loves immigrants. And he is generously willing to acknowledge the contributions immigrants have made to this great country, that is if they hew to the immigrants portrayal of his youth. Like his wives, Trump likes his immigrants to

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

Vintage Superman Diversity

Truth? Justice? The American Way?

Are truth and justice still part of the  American Way? In Donald Trump’s America, these bedrocks of our democracy feel like they are eroding all too quickly While our serial liar, bully-in-chief  has separated and contained children from their migrant

Vintage Superman Diversity

Truth? Justice? The American Way?

Are truth and justice still part of the  American Way? In Donald Trump’s America, these bedrocks of our democracy feel like they are eroding all too quickly While our serial liar, bully-in-chief  has separated and contained children from their migrant

I Married a Refugee

  I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out

I Married a Refugee

  I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out

What is A Pair ? Happy Pride

I hope we have finally learned our lessons. What is a pair? A pair can be whatever you want. Understanding pairs, is understanding love. A pair can be wherever love falls. Lesson learned. Happy Pride!

What is A Pair ? Happy Pride

I hope we have finally learned our lessons. What is a pair? A pair can be whatever you want. Understanding pairs, is understanding love. A pair can be wherever love falls. Lesson learned. Happy Pride!

American Diversity?

  There is no way to whitewash this; when President Trump says he want to “Make America Great Again,” what is meant is “Make America White Again.” Trump’s Make America White Again white nationalist agenda has never been more evident

American Diversity?

  There is no way to whitewash this; when President Trump says he want to “Make America Great Again,” what is meant is “Make America White Again.” Trump’s Make America White Again white nationalist agenda has never been more evident