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 and Handmaiden Tale

Abortion Before Roe v Wade Risky Business

I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that strips away a woman’s physical autonomy and reproductive rights in the former United States originally seemed too darkly dystopian for my

Trump and Handmaiden Tale

Abortion Before Roe v Wade Risky Business

I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that strips away a woman’s physical autonomy and reproductive rights in the former United States originally seemed too darkly dystopian for my

Vintage woman in Beauty Parlor Vintage Mothers Day Card

Beauty Parlor Memories for Mothers Day

A Mothers Day without my own beloved mother means it’s a day of beloved mother memories. When I was a pre-schooler, I shadowed my mid-century mother everywhere she went. I was her Baba Looey to her Quick Draw McGraw, Boo

Vintage woman in Beauty Parlor Vintage Mothers Day Card

Beauty Parlor Memories for Mothers Day

A Mothers Day without my own beloved mother means it’s a day of beloved mother memories. When I was a pre-schooler, I shadowed my mid-century mother everywhere she went. I was her Baba Looey to her Quick Draw McGraw, Boo

Life Magazine Kent State

Kent State Shots Are Fired

Shots fired. In the spring of 1970, nearly 50 years before the tragic school shootings at  Parkland, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and now Highlands Ranch, the country had been shaken to its core by the senseless shootings  that took place

Life Magazine Kent State

Kent State Shots Are Fired

Shots fired. In the spring of 1970, nearly 50 years before the tragic school shootings at  Parkland, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and now Highlands Ranch, the country had been shaken to its core by the senseless shootings  that took place

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.   As Jews gathered in N.Y.C. on Sunday for the annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, they came together as community to say we will never

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.   As Jews gathered in N.Y.C. on Sunday for the annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, they came together as community to say we will never

yarzeit memorial candle

Anti-Semitism Again

Again. Again another place of worship in America reverberates with the hateful sound of bullets. Again the ugliness of anti-Semitism that has been unleashed under Donald Trump has been given expression. As Jews do every year on the last day

yarzeit memorial candle

Anti-Semitism Again

Again. Again another place of worship in America reverberates with the hateful sound of bullets. Again the ugliness of anti-Semitism that has been unleashed under Donald Trump has been given expression. As Jews do every year on the last day

Whitewashing the Civil War

Color history whitewashed. The revisionist history of the Civil War continues today as Trump tries to defend his vile Charlottesville remark by praising Robert E Lee, a slave owner who led the fight against his own country to preserve slavery.

Whitewashing the Civil War

Color history whitewashed. The revisionist history of the Civil War continues today as Trump tries to defend his vile Charlottesville remark by praising Robert E Lee, a slave owner who led the fight against his own country to preserve slavery.

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Kenneth Clark Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral Burns and Civilization Weeps

Centuries of history have disappeared before our disbelieving eyes. An unspeakable tragedy as we watch the past burn away. Like everyone who gathered around screens big and small to watch this terrible loss for humanity, I felt united in our

Kenneth Clark Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral Burns and Civilization Weeps

Centuries of history have disappeared before our disbelieving eyes. An unspeakable tragedy as we watch the past burn away. Like everyone who gathered around screens big and small to watch this terrible loss for humanity, I felt united in our

Hair Raising Ads

File these vintage  advertisements under shampoo ads we are not likely to see any time soon department. For some seventies gals a head full of floral scented tresses may have made you deliciously nice to be near to entice Mr.

Hair Raising Ads

File these vintage  advertisements under shampoo ads we are not likely to see any time soon department. For some seventies gals a head full of floral scented tresses may have made you deliciously nice to be near to entice Mr.