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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vintage illustration midcentury family Xmas tree

Christmas or Chanukah- The True Festival of Lights

A Holiday Classic Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black

vintage illustration midcentury family Xmas tree

Christmas or Chanukah- The True Festival of Lights

A Holiday Classic Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black

Roy Moore anti gay, Jewish cartoons

Roy Moore Unfit For Public Office

This moral misfit is just plain unfit to be a United States Senator! Without even mentioning the horror of his pedophilia allegations, Roy Moore has always been completely and uniquely unfit for public office. Let’s not forget his vile comments

Roy Moore anti gay, Jewish cartoons

Roy Moore Unfit For Public Office

This moral misfit is just plain unfit to be a United States Senator! Without even mentioning the horror of his pedophilia allegations, Roy Moore has always been completely and uniquely unfit for public office. Let’s not forget his vile comments

Newspaper headline John Lennon Shot

John Lennon The Day the Music Died

“I read the news today, oh boy….” On another chilly Monday in December nearly 40 years ago, a gunshot extinguished the remaining idealism of a generation. A brief, violent moment and hope had died yet again for me That the

Newspaper headline John Lennon Shot

John Lennon The Day the Music Died

“I read the news today, oh boy….” On another chilly Monday in December nearly 40 years ago, a gunshot extinguished the remaining idealism of a generation. A brief, violent moment and hope had died yet again for me That the

Time Magazine Cover person of the Year 2016,2017 Trump and Silence Breakers

It’s About Time

Women are breaking their silence about sexual harassment and it’s about time! Recognizing the #MeToo impact on society, Time magazine has chosen “The Silence Breakers” as its 2017 Person of the Year. It is a perfect rebuke to last year’s

Time Magazine Cover person of the Year 2016,2017 Trump and Silence Breakers

It’s About Time

Women are breaking their silence about sexual harassment and it’s about time! Recognizing the #MeToo impact on society, Time magazine has chosen “The Silence Breakers” as its 2017 Person of the Year. It is a perfect rebuke to last year’s

Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Prince harry Meghan Markle

Royal Romance When Love Trumps Hate – Meghan Markle and Wallis Simpson

Someday My Prince Will Come American. Bi-Racial. Divorced. Oh My! The stuffy house of Windsor has finally opened a long stuck window to let in some fresh twenty-first century air. With the joyous and welcoming engagement of Prince Harry to

Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Prince harry Meghan Markle

Royal Romance When Love Trumps Hate – Meghan Markle and Wallis Simpson

Someday My Prince Will Come American. Bi-Racial. Divorced. Oh My! The stuffy house of Windsor has finally opened a long stuck window to let in some fresh twenty-first century air. With the joyous and welcoming engagement of Prince Harry to

vintage coloring Book Page

Trump and Pocahontas – Color Me Racist

President Trump got into a heap big trouble when he once again referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at an event honoring Native American veterans. Compounding our clueless Commander in Chief’s insensitivity, he spoke to these Navajo Code talkers

vintage coloring Book Page

Trump and Pocahontas – Color Me Racist

President Trump got into a heap big trouble when he once again referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at an event honoring Native American veterans. Compounding our clueless Commander in Chief’s insensitivity, he spoke to these Navajo Code talkers

vintage illustration Pilgrom and Indian

Thanksgiving Progress

  Racial stereotypes and historical inaccuracies have been as traditional a Thanksgiving fixture as melt in you mouth. candied yams and marshmallow, though nowadays not quite as easy to swallow. American mythology about that first Thanksgiving would have us believe

vintage illustration Pilgrom and Indian

Thanksgiving Progress

  Racial stereotypes and historical inaccuracies have been as traditional a Thanksgiving fixture as melt in you mouth. candied yams and marshmallow, though nowadays not quite as easy to swallow. American mythology about that first Thanksgiving would have us believe

David Cassidy 16 Magazine 1971r

David Cassidy I Think I Love You

Is there a woman of a certain age who didn’t have a crush on wistful, dreamy David Cassidy? Is there a man of a certain age who as a young teen didn’t want to look, sound and dress like David

David Cassidy 16 Magazine 1971r

David Cassidy I Think I Love You

Is there a woman of a certain age who didn’t have a crush on wistful, dreamy David Cassidy? Is there a man of a certain age who as a young teen didn’t want to look, sound and dress like David

Twister Game 1966

Twisted Times with Twister

Twisted Times When I think back to being 14, the same age as Leigh Corfman was, the woman who accused Alabama’s Roy Moore of molesting her,  the sexiest encounter for me was contorting my body in a tangled mess of

Twister Game 1966

Twisted Times with Twister

Twisted Times When I think back to being 14, the same age as Leigh Corfman was, the woman who accused Alabama’s Roy Moore of molesting her,  the sexiest encounter for me was contorting my body in a tangled mess of

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;