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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Dr Seuss

Dr. Seuss and Asians – A Troubled Past Today

Care for a side of bigotry with that green eggs and ham? On Tuesday the beloved children’s book author Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday, it was announced by the Dr. Seuss Enterprises that 6 of his classic children’s books will no

Dr Seuss

Dr. Seuss and Asians – A Troubled Past Today

Care for a side of bigotry with that green eggs and ham? On Tuesday the beloved children’s book author Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday, it was announced by the Dr. Seuss Enterprises that 6 of his classic children’s books will no

Touched By An Angel

  I never watched the popular television show Touched By an Angel. I never much believed in its premise of an angel passing along the messages from God to those needing help. Even if she did look like Roma Downey.

Touched By An Angel

  I never watched the popular television show Touched By an Angel. I never much believed in its premise of an angel passing along the messages from God to those needing help. Even if she did look like Roma Downey.

Democrats for Rockefeller

When the GOP Was Really Grand

  Once upon a time, and not that long ago, the Grand Old Party was actually pretty grand. And that kids, is not a fairy tale. Today when the Republican party is populated by turtles who morph into weasels, sly

Democrats for Rockefeller

When the GOP Was Really Grand

  Once upon a time, and not that long ago, the Grand Old Party was actually pretty grand. And that kids, is not a fairy tale. Today when the Republican party is populated by turtles who morph into weasels, sly

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh Was Not Good For America

I’m in no rush to memorialize a bombastic, egotistical radio personality whose vulgar words and racist, misogynist, and homophobic sentiments helped create the divisive country we find ourselves in now. Whether Rush Limbaugh single handily created this toxic environment is

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh Was Not Good For America

I’m in no rush to memorialize a bombastic, egotistical radio personality whose vulgar words and racist, misogynist, and homophobic sentiments helped create the divisive country we find ourselves in now. Whether Rush Limbaugh single handily created this toxic environment is

antisemitism today Marjorie Greene

Marjorie’s Same Old Song “Beware of World Jewery”

“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true” -Marjorie Greene Taylor   Oh, my little Margie! What a scatterbrain you are! Is your brain so porous that there is no filter allowing anything and everything free access to lodge

antisemitism today Marjorie Greene

Marjorie’s Same Old Song “Beware of World Jewery”

“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true” -Marjorie Greene Taylor   Oh, my little Margie! What a scatterbrain you are! Is your brain so porous that there is no filter allowing anything and everything free access to lodge

AOC

AOC – We Will Not Move On – Keep Speaking Up Survivors. It Matters.

Like AOC, I’ve been told to “Move On. To forget.” “Move on, forget about it.” I was told when I was 19 and viciously sexually assaulted on a warm summer night in the balsam-scented woods of suburban N.J. “Put it

AOC

AOC – We Will Not Move On – Keep Speaking Up Survivors. It Matters.

Like AOC, I’ve been told to “Move On. To forget.” “Move on, forget about it.” I was told when I was 19 and viciously sexually assaulted on a warm summer night in the balsam-scented woods of suburban N.J. “Put it

When COVID, Chaos, and Cognitive Decline Collide…Who Could Imagine That

I’ve always had a fertile imagination. For nearly six decades I’ve imagined my life unfolding in the form of a TV show always playing to an imaginary studio audience and their reactions. Its genesis was the late-night imaginings of a

When COVID, Chaos, and Cognitive Decline Collide…Who Could Imagine That

I’ve always had a fertile imagination. For nearly six decades I’ve imagined my life unfolding in the form of a TV show always playing to an imaginary studio audience and their reactions. Its genesis was the late-night imaginings of a

Inauguration Joe Biden

Goosebumps, Tears and History

The last time Inauguration Day was a day where tears never stopped flowing, goosebumps never let up and a lump rarely left my throat, was 12 years ago when history was made as Barack Obama was sworn in as President.

Inauguration Joe Biden

Goosebumps, Tears and History

The last time Inauguration Day was a day where tears never stopped flowing, goosebumps never let up and a lump rarely left my throat, was 12 years ago when history was made as Barack Obama was sworn in as President.

Trump merchandise and womens march merchandise

“Remembering Inauguration Day 2017- When Pussy Hats and MAGA Hats Collided.”

While thousands of armed troops descend on our capital in preparation for Joe Biden’s inauguration, exactly 4 years to the day another army sporting pink pussy hats departed incoming trains and buses in Union Station, Washington  DC with the military

Trump merchandise and womens march merchandise

“Remembering Inauguration Day 2017- When Pussy Hats and MAGA Hats Collided.”

While thousands of armed troops descend on our capital in preparation for Joe Biden’s inauguration, exactly 4 years to the day another army sporting pink pussy hats departed incoming trains and buses in Union Station, Washington  DC with the military

No Welcome Wagon at the White House

There’s no sign of a welcome wagon at the Trump White House Too busy ripping up the rose garden and  bemoaning the taxing demands of Christmas decorating have apparently left Melania Trump with woefully little time to have a welcoming

No Welcome Wagon at the White House

There’s no sign of a welcome wagon at the Trump White House Too busy ripping up the rose garden and  bemoaning the taxing demands of Christmas decorating have apparently left Melania Trump with woefully little time to have a welcoming