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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art collage Sally Edelstein Traumativ Memory

Traumatic Memory – Remembering What Was Forgotten

Remembering What Was Forgotten-Traumatic Memory, PTSD and Childhood Sexual abuse My memory leads a double life of knowing and not knowing at the very same time. It is a constant, exhausting  battle. This is a story about memory gone awry;

art collage Sally Edelstein Traumativ Memory

Traumatic Memory – Remembering What Was Forgotten

Remembering What Was Forgotten-Traumatic Memory, PTSD and Childhood Sexual abuse My memory leads a double life of knowing and not knowing at the very same time. It is a constant, exhausting  battle. This is a story about memory gone awry;

Mans Energy and Green House gas

Trump to Mother Earth: Drop Dead!

Now standing alone, Donald Trump and his cold-hearted compadres of climate deniers have turned their back on poor, sickly Mother Earth, as the only country to reject the Paris Climate Agreement. Just as Trump is intent on dismantling our health

Mans Energy and Green House gas

Trump to Mother Earth: Drop Dead!

Now standing alone, Donald Trump and his cold-hearted compadres of climate deniers have turned their back on poor, sickly Mother Earth, as the only country to reject the Paris Climate Agreement. Just as Trump is intent on dismantling our health

Election Day 2016 A Year Later

What a difference a year makes… It was election year 2016. The optimism was palpable.  Elated and bursting with pride, I donned my white pantsuit to proudly show “I’m With Her” and confidently cast my vote for Hillary for President.

Election Day 2016 A Year Later

What a difference a year makes… It was election year 2016. The optimism was palpable.  Elated and bursting with pride, I donned my white pantsuit to proudly show “I’m With Her” and confidently cast my vote for Hillary for President.

Vote

Voting matters more than ever. Make your voice heard Vote!

Vote

Voting matters more than ever. Make your voice heard Vote!

mass shootings in America thoughts and Prayers

American Carnage…No More Thoughts and Prayers

Saying prayers is not enough. Again. Our Congressional leaders need to get up off their knees and do something about gun violence and ban assault rifles. Offering prayers but failing to act to end gun violence make their prayers ring

mass shootings in America thoughts and Prayers

American Carnage…No More Thoughts and Prayers

Saying prayers is not enough. Again. Our Congressional leaders need to get up off their knees and do something about gun violence and ban assault rifles. Offering prayers but failing to act to end gun violence make their prayers ring

Halloween Cold War Style

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

Halloween Cold War Style

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

vintage poster Marijuana movie

Just Say No

Just Say No Are we turning the youth of America into hard-core addicts? Attorney General Jeff Sessions channeling Nancy Reagan and Reefer Madness said Americans should “just say no” to drugs warning that much addiction starts with Marijuana. One hit

vintage poster Marijuana movie

Just Say No

Just Say No Are we turning the youth of America into hard-core addicts? Attorney General Jeff Sessions channeling Nancy Reagan and Reefer Madness said Americans should “just say no” to drugs warning that much addiction starts with Marijuana. One hit

Cartoon Donald trump Dunce cap

Just How Intelligent is Donald Trump?

Despite Donald Trump’s recent bloviating that: “I went to an Ivy League college. I did very well. I’m an intelligent person,”  his professor at that Ivy League school begs to differ with the Donald.

Cartoon Donald trump Dunce cap

Just How Intelligent is Donald Trump?

Despite Donald Trump’s recent bloviating that: “I went to an Ivy League college. I did very well. I’m an intelligent person,”  his professor at that Ivy League school begs to differ with the Donald.

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