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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Ms. Magazine and Me

You can call me Ms. Edelstein, from now on! Ms. Magazine, that grande dame of feminist publications started by that grande dame of feminists Ms. Gloria Steinem, just did a profile on me. For a long time feminist like myself,

Ms. Magazine and Me

You can call me Ms. Edelstein, from now on! Ms. Magazine, that grande dame of feminist publications started by that grande dame of feminists Ms. Gloria Steinem, just did a profile on me. For a long time feminist like myself,

Art Collage Sally Edelstein

A Fractured State of Our Union

After the calamitous events of 2020 can we piece the country back together even as the state of our union is being torn to shreds? The perpetuation of myths, lies, and fears both old & new is ripping our nation

Art Collage Sally Edelstein

A Fractured State of Our Union

After the calamitous events of 2020 can we piece the country back together even as the state of our union is being torn to shreds? The perpetuation of myths, lies, and fears both old & new is ripping our nation

Abortion Rights – 4 Decades of Women Marching

Step on women’s rights and they start marching. If you stomp on justice they will take to the streets. They march against misogynist presidents and protest economic inequality. And over and over again they have marched countless miles for reproductive

Abortion Rights – 4 Decades of Women Marching

Step on women’s rights and they start marching. If you stomp on justice they will take to the streets. They march against misogynist presidents and protest economic inequality. And over and over again they have marched countless miles for reproductive

Lab Love x Two

The other evening I had an experience worthy of an O’ Henry story and my heart is just about bursting with joy. As many of you know I’ve been in the difficult process of letting go and selling many of

Lab Love x Two

The other evening I had an experience worthy of an O’ Henry story and my heart is just about bursting with joy. As many of you know I’ve been in the difficult process of letting go and selling many of

Mum’s the Word When it Comes to Fall

I hate Mums. There, I’ve said it. Yet I just returned from the local nursery loaded down with a dozen or so pots of this despised plant. As summer annual flowers begin to fade, the vacancy in my terra cotta

Mum’s the Word When it Comes to Fall

I hate Mums. There, I’ve said it. Yet I just returned from the local nursery loaded down with a dozen or so pots of this despised plant. As summer annual flowers begin to fade, the vacancy in my terra cotta

Memories Not For Sale

Bit by bit, pieces of my life have been going off to live in new homes as I sell off some of my belongings that I can no longer keep. Yesterday I said goodbye to my antique dining room chairs

Memories Not For Sale

Bit by bit, pieces of my life have been going off to live in new homes as I sell off some of my belongings that I can no longer keep. Yesterday I said goodbye to my antique dining room chairs

9/11 Twenty Years Ago

September 10, 2001. It was 20 years ago …the day before the world changed forever; and one in which my own world went through a life-altering change of its own. I had just moved into a newly built house in

9/11 Twenty Years Ago

September 10, 2001. It was 20 years ago …the day before the world changed forever; and one in which my own world went through a life-altering change of its own. I had just moved into a newly built house in

Abortions Back to the Past  Heartbeats and Heartache

Nearly a decade to the day from when Roe v Wade was passed, I had an abortion. If I lived in Dallas today, it never would have happened. It was a blustery day in late January 1983 and the N.Y.C.

Abortions Back to the Past  Heartbeats and Heartache

Nearly a decade to the day from when Roe v Wade was passed, I had an abortion. If I lived in Dallas today, it never would have happened. It was a blustery day in late January 1983 and the N.Y.C.

Personal Sacrifice for the Greater Good is the American Way

If a segment of nobody-tells-me-what-to-do-keep-the-government-off-my-back American’s still whinge at the thought of a mask mandate while shedding crocodile tears about the discomfort, inconvenience, and infringement on their freedom, how in hell would these self-serving “patriots” feel if suddenly Uncle Sam

Personal Sacrifice for the Greater Good is the American Way

If a segment of nobody-tells-me-what-to-do-keep-the-government-off-my-back American’s still whinge at the thought of a mask mandate while shedding crocodile tears about the discomfort, inconvenience, and infringement on their freedom, how in hell would these self-serving “patriots” feel if suddenly Uncle Sam

Saigon 1975 Kabul 2021

Chaos. Desperation. Lies. Again

It was pure chaos. Swarming crowds. The frantic scrambling of bodies. Flailing arms and legs intertwined and indistinguishable from one another as they morphed into one large mass of human desperation in their effort to flee to freedom. Anguished women

Saigon 1975 Kabul 2021

Chaos. Desperation. Lies. Again

It was pure chaos. Swarming crowds. The frantic scrambling of bodies. Flailing arms and legs intertwined and indistinguishable from one another as they morphed into one large mass of human desperation in their effort to flee to freedom. Anguished women