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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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Vintage couple No Means No

No Always Means No

No, no doesn’t mean yes. No does not even mean convince me. Reluctance doesn’t mean consent. Being drunk doesn’t mean consent. Being passed out doesn’t mean consent. Not now. Not ever.   Before the  MeToo movement pushed up the conversation

Vintage couple No Means No

No Always Means No

No, no doesn’t mean yes. No does not even mean convince me. Reluctance doesn’t mean consent. Being drunk doesn’t mean consent. Being passed out doesn’t mean consent. Not now. Not ever.   Before the  MeToo movement pushed up the conversation

Melania Trump: CSI

Is First Lady Melania Trump auditioning for a part on CSI? That is the only reasonable excuse for her recent  insulting and insensitive statement saying victims of sexual assault “Need to have really Hard Evidence.” Hard evidence Melania?!? Sorry, I

Melania Trump: CSI

Is First Lady Melania Trump auditioning for a part on CSI? That is the only reasonable excuse for her recent  insulting and insensitive statement saying victims of sexual assault “Need to have really Hard Evidence.” Hard evidence Melania?!? Sorry, I

Dr Ford a Profile in Courage

I am awed, I am inspired, I am enraged, and I am heartbroken. But I also feel emboldened by this strong, recognizable and honest voice that resonated in a Congressional hearing room. As a survivor of multiple sexual assaults, Christine

Dr Ford a Profile in Courage

I am awed, I am inspired, I am enraged, and I am heartbroken. But I also feel emboldened by this strong, recognizable and honest voice that resonated in a Congressional hearing room. As a survivor of multiple sexual assaults, Christine

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Traumatic Memory- Remembering What We Want to Forget

The GOP cite a  “gap” problem in the Kavanaugh scandal, when the real  problem is the GOP. Both Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez amd Julie Swetnick report gaps in their memory of their traumatic events. They must therefore be remembering

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Traumatic Memory- Remembering What We Want to Forget

The GOP cite a  “gap” problem in the Kavanaugh scandal, when the real  problem is the GOP. Both Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez amd Julie Swetnick report gaps in their memory of their traumatic events. They must therefore be remembering

Cosby Goes to Jail… Goes Directly To Jail

Despite his fame and fortune, Bill Cosby’s bad behavior spoke to the realities and pervasiveness of our rape culture, one which has long sanctioned and even encouraged this type of behavior for the ordinary man. Sorry boys, game over. Cosby has

Cosby Goes to Jail… Goes Directly To Jail

Despite his fame and fortune, Bill Cosby’s bad behavior spoke to the realities and pervasiveness of our rape culture, one which has long sanctioned and even encouraged this type of behavior for the ordinary man. Sorry boys, game over. Cosby has

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Boys Will Be Boys – Sexual Assault and College

In 1973 Syracuse University promised their  students that college life would provide lasting memories. They didn’t disappoint. Even decades later, college memories remain etched deeply in my psyche. Especially, if like me, you were sexually assaulted. More than once. My

vintage security poster

Boys Will Be Boys – Sexual Assault and College

In 1973 Syracuse University promised their  students that college life would provide lasting memories. They didn’t disappoint. Even decades later, college memories remain etched deeply in my psyche. Especially, if like me, you were sexually assaulted. More than once. My

Consumed With the Past

For nearly a year, I have been on an archeological dig of mid-century middle-class domesticity. The study was done in a post-war suburban setting; the dig was my parent’s home of six decades. After examining, dating, cataloging, and yes, crying,

Consumed With the Past

For nearly a year, I have been on an archeological dig of mid-century middle-class domesticity. The study was done in a post-war suburban setting; the dig was my parent’s home of six decades. After examining, dating, cataloging, and yes, crying,

A Healthy Tan?

Once upon a time, a deep dark tan was the gold standard of a successful summer run. When it came to getting a gold medal for the best bronze I was always a winner. In full disclosure, I am still

A Healthy Tan?

Once upon a time, a deep dark tan was the gold standard of a successful summer run. When it came to getting a gold medal for the best bronze I was always a winner. In full disclosure, I am still

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Burt Reynolds The Naked Truth

  Anticipation was more than just a popular song by Carly Simon in 1972. It was the collective breathless feeling of suspense opening up the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine and seeing an actual  male movie star naked. From

Burt Reynolds The Naked Truth

  Anticipation was more than just a popular song by Carly Simon in 1972. It was the collective breathless feeling of suspense opening up the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine and seeing an actual  male movie star naked. From