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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boy watching TV as Oswald shot

November 22, 1963 An Unforgettable Weekend

History was compressed into a single weekend that November of 1963. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

November 22, 1963 An Unforgettable Weekend

History was compressed into a single weekend that November of 1963. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like

Guilty of White Privilege

Justified shooting….or no justice at all? The verdict is in – Kyle Rittenhouse is found not guilty. Our justice system on the other hand is guilty on all counts of white privilege. Kyle Rittenhouse says he went to provide medical

Guilty of White Privilege

Justified shooting….or no justice at all? The verdict is in – Kyle Rittenhouse is found not guilty. Our justice system on the other hand is guilty on all counts of white privilege. Kyle Rittenhouse says he went to provide medical

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No Shame in Body Shaming

For someone like me who struggled with an eating disorder as a teen, I am grateful I grew up in the age of Kodak Instamatic and not Facebook Instagram. Unless I had a Polaroid, snapshot selfies took at least a

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No Shame in Body Shaming

For someone like me who struggled with an eating disorder as a teen, I am grateful I grew up in the age of Kodak Instamatic and not Facebook Instagram. Unless I had a Polaroid, snapshot selfies took at least a

Big Birds, Big Bees, and Big Vaccines

Thanks to an oversize cartoon bee, everyone was buzzing about a new vaccine in the early 1960s. The Sabine type II oral polio vaccine helped a lot of children in 1962 in part due to the diligence of a happy

Big Birds, Big Bees, and Big Vaccines

Thanks to an oversize cartoon bee, everyone was buzzing about a new vaccine in the early 1960s. The Sabine type II oral polio vaccine helped a lot of children in 1962 in part due to the diligence of a happy

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Criminalizing Abortion Doesn’t Stop Abortion

Once again the right wants to terminate Roe v Wade and abort women’s constitutional rights. An important reminder as the Supreme Court begins hearing cases potentially challenging Roe v Wade. Oral arguments have begun in a challenge to the controversial

vintage photo pulp fiction woman

Criminalizing Abortion Doesn’t Stop Abortion

Once again the right wants to terminate Roe v Wade and abort women’s constitutional rights. An important reminder as the Supreme Court begins hearing cases potentially challenging Roe v Wade. Oral arguments have begun in a challenge to the controversial

Superman Gets Woke

Cancel Me This Batman! Superman, that all-American immigrant from a far distant planet is changing his famous motto. Truth, Justice and the American Way long the superhero’s rallying cry since WWII, has now been changed by DC Comics to Truth,

Superman Gets Woke

Cancel Me This Batman! Superman, that all-American immigrant from a far distant planet is changing his famous motto. Truth, Justice and the American Way long the superhero’s rallying cry since WWII, has now been changed by DC Comics to Truth,

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,

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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