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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Trump Fights Gold Star Families…Again!

“It’s incomprehensible for us as a country to see those families, of all people, jerked around and lied to and slimed and called liars by the president very shortly after these service members died.” Rachel Maddow Beware of careless talk!

Trump Fights Gold Star Families…Again!

“It’s incomprehensible for us as a country to see those families, of all people, jerked around and lied to and slimed and called liars by the president very shortly after these service members died.” Rachel Maddow Beware of careless talk!

Me Too…Portrait of Pain

Today I add  my voice to every woman who has had the courage to speak and speak for those who can’t. I also give voice to my younger self, the young woman in her twenties and thirties who didn’t think

Me Too…Portrait of Pain

Today I add  my voice to every woman who has had the courage to speak and speak for those who can’t. I also give voice to my younger self, the young woman in her twenties and thirties who didn’t think

vintage penthouse cartoon 1970

Harvey Weinstein -“That Was the Culture Then…..”

  “I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s when all the rules about behavior and workplace were different. That was the culture then.” Harvey Weinstein Me too! I also came of age in that same culture of the

vintage penthouse cartoon 1970

Harvey Weinstein -“That Was the Culture Then…..”

  “I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s when all the rules about behavior and workplace were different. That was the culture then.” Harvey Weinstein Me too! I also came of age in that same culture of the

Playboy Hugh Hefner and Playboy Bunnies 1960

Hef’s Playboy Bunnies- A Look Back

Along with Bugs Bunny and Peter Cotton Tail, no rabbit figured as prominently in my Mad Men era youth as the iconic Playboy Bunny. Next to an Airline Stewardess or a gal Friday at a Madison Avenue Ad agency, a

Playboy Hugh Hefner and Playboy Bunnies 1960

Hef’s Playboy Bunnies- A Look Back

Along with Bugs Bunny and Peter Cotton Tail, no rabbit figured as prominently in my Mad Men era youth as the iconic Playboy Bunny. Next to an Airline Stewardess or a gal Friday at a Madison Avenue Ad agency, a

shots fired

It Keeps Happening

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shots fired

It Keeps Happening

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Vintage Nuclear Preparedness ad

Surviving a Nuclear Attack, Cold War Style Pt 1

  With the nuclear sabre rattling mounting in North Korea, its hard for old fears not to be renewed. For those of us who grew up during the 1950’s and 1960’s the fear of nuclear attack was the subtext of

Vintage Nuclear Preparedness ad

Surviving a Nuclear Attack, Cold War Style Pt 1

  With the nuclear sabre rattling mounting in North Korea, its hard for old fears not to be renewed. For those of us who grew up during the 1950’s and 1960’s the fear of nuclear attack was the subtext of

Nuclear Tests

    It was 60 years ago today that the United States detonated a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. The test, known as Rainier part of a series of nuclear weapons safety

Nuclear Tests

    It was 60 years ago today that the United States detonated a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. The test, known as Rainier part of a series of nuclear weapons safety

World Trade Center 1971

The World Trade Center Remembered

Once again September 11 is a day of tragedy. As our thoughts and hearts go out to all affected by the devastation of Hurricane Irma and Harvey let us pause to remember the victims of 9/11 on this 16th anniversary.

World Trade Center 1971

The World Trade Center Remembered

Once again September 11 is a day of tragedy. As our thoughts and hearts go out to all affected by the devastation of Hurricane Irma and Harvey let us pause to remember the victims of 9/11 on this 16th anniversary.

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,