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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The Beatles and Ed Sullivan -She Loved You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Can it really be over a half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who do not recall first

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan -She Loved You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Can it really be over a half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who do not recall first

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

vintage MAD Magazine covers Nixon era and Trump

Trump is No Richard Nixon

  Lies and Deceit -A Country Out of Order Has it begun to feel the country has gone completely Mad? Or is it deja vu all over again. The ceaseless onslaught of breaking news, daily scandals and denials making our

vintage MAD Magazine covers Nixon era and Trump

Trump is No Richard Nixon

  Lies and Deceit -A Country Out of Order Has it begun to feel the country has gone completely Mad? Or is it deja vu all over again. The ceaseless onslaught of breaking news, daily scandals and denials making our

Channeling Nixon

Roger Stone’s tattoo notwithstanding, I’m not sure Tricky Dick would be the image I’d want to replicate right now. As Stone exits the Florida courtroom after his arrest,  the former campaign aide boldly strikes the infamous Nixon victory pose. Ironically

Channeling Nixon

Roger Stone’s tattoo notwithstanding, I’m not sure Tricky Dick would be the image I’d want to replicate right now. As Stone exits the Florida courtroom after his arrest,  the former campaign aide boldly strikes the infamous Nixon victory pose. Ironically

Income Inequality A Chilling History

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

Income Inequality A Chilling History

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

vintage illustration army enlistment

Transgender Ban – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Serve

The worn out battle over who can serve in our military has resumed once again. Transgender Americans are now banned from serving openly in the military and protecting our nation. . This debate over who can be a legitimate soldier

vintage illustration army enlistment

Transgender Ban – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Serve

The worn out battle over who can serve in our military has resumed once again. Transgender Americans are now banned from serving openly in the military and protecting our nation. . This debate over who can be a legitimate soldier

Fast Food Fit For a King

The image of a gleeful Donald Trump serving up greasy fast food  on glittering silver platters to college football Champions in the splendor of the White House State Dining Room caused quite a social media stir. For some it was

Fast Food Fit For a King

The image of a gleeful Donald Trump serving up greasy fast food  on glittering silver platters to college football Champions in the splendor of the White House State Dining Room caused quite a social media stir. For some it was

Vintage Playbill Hello Dolly Carol Channing

Legendary Carol Channing

Carol Channing was Broadway royalty. Even as a 9-year-old, I knew when I saw Carol Channing perform “Hello Dolly” in 1964 I was witnessing pure magic. Seated in a plush seat at the St. James Theatre clutching my Playbill  I

Vintage Playbill Hello Dolly Carol Channing

Legendary Carol Channing

Carol Channing was Broadway royalty. Even as a 9-year-old, I knew when I saw Carol Channing perform “Hello Dolly” in 1964 I was witnessing pure magic. Seated in a plush seat at the St. James Theatre clutching my Playbill  I

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Caravan of Lies

America citizens be prepared. A great caravan of lies is coming this evening. Expected to infiltrate your own  living room at 9pm EST, this flood of untruths and deadly falsehoods will be telecast live from the from the sanctity of

Caravan of Lies

America citizens be prepared. A great caravan of lies is coming this evening. Expected to infiltrate your own  living room at 9pm EST, this flood of untruths and deadly falsehoods will be telecast live from the from the sanctity of