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 impeached

The Best Impeachment

Finally, Donald Trump has true bragging rights. “No one has more Impeachments than I do !” This extremely stable genius has done what no other American president has ever done.  Been impeached twice. Be Best A look back at the

Trump impeached

The Best Impeachment

Finally, Donald Trump has true bragging rights. “No one has more Impeachments than I do !” This extremely stable genius has done what no other American president has ever done.  Been impeached twice. Be Best A look back at the

Witness to the Best of Us and the Worst of Us

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? It’s not only The Shadow who knows. Along with that famous 1930’s radio character,  Donald Trump knows the darkness that resides in the hearts of many of our fellow Americans.

Witness to the Best of Us and the Worst of Us

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? It’s not only The Shadow who knows. Along with that famous 1930’s radio character,  Donald Trump knows the darkness that resides in the hearts of many of our fellow Americans.

Donald Trump food

Donald Trump’s Recipe For Disaster

America just had a heaping helping of Trump’s famous recipe for Chaos a la Donald, cooked to perfection. The acute indigestion that has followed is indescribable. Trumpism has been simmering on the back burner for years. This dense toxic stew

Donald Trump food

Donald Trump’s Recipe For Disaster

America just had a heaping helping of Trump’s famous recipe for Chaos a la Donald, cooked to perfection. The acute indigestion that has followed is indescribable. Trumpism has been simmering on the back burner for years. This dense toxic stew

Stacy Abrams

Thank You Stacey Abrams

This glorious Goddess deserves our undying gratitude!!! What she did is short of miraculous- she galvanized and restored faith and power to those who have been historically suppressed and kept without a voice. She will be remembered as one of

Stacy Abrams

Thank You Stacey Abrams

This glorious Goddess deserves our undying gratitude!!! What she did is short of miraculous- she galvanized and restored faith and power to those who have been historically suppressed and kept without a voice. She will be remembered as one of

RIP Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island  

In a last cruel act of 2020, COVID-19 has struck Gilligan’s Island. Is nowhere on earth safe from this awful virus? After being shipwrecked on this uncharted island since 1964, Mary Ann Summers, the sunny farm girl from Winfield, Kansas

RIP Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island  

In a last cruel act of 2020, COVID-19 has struck Gilligan’s Island. Is nowhere on earth safe from this awful virus? After being shipwrecked on this uncharted island since 1964, Mary Ann Summers, the sunny farm girl from Winfield, Kansas

At Long Last, A Happy New Year

For the first time in four years, I feel not only a glimmer of hope for the coming new year but the beginning of healing. Hallelujah! In 2021 the adults are coming to help us heal. To restore, regenerate, and

At Long Last, A Happy New Year

For the first time in four years, I feel not only a glimmer of hope for the coming new year but the beginning of healing. Hallelujah! In 2021 the adults are coming to help us heal. To restore, regenerate, and

hand and paw

In A Crazy Year of Pandemics and Pandemonium My Dog Gave Me Hope

In a year filled with unprecedented tumult and loss, it also became a year of unexpected gratitude and hope. Against the tragic backdrop of a pandemic and political and personal calamity 2020 will be remembered by me as the year

hand and paw

In A Crazy Year of Pandemics and Pandemonium My Dog Gave Me Hope

In a year filled with unprecedented tumult and loss, it also became a year of unexpected gratitude and hope. Against the tragic backdrop of a pandemic and political and personal calamity 2020 will be remembered by me as the year

Something to Really Gripe About

Oh, the injustice of it all! Stolen elections are one thing. But an underappreciated First Lady and former fashion model rudely snubbed! How much hardship can one man bear? As usual, Trump’s remarks are way off-key. Griping from the balmy

Something to Really Gripe About

Oh, the injustice of it all! Stolen elections are one thing. But an underappreciated First Lady and former fashion model rudely snubbed! How much hardship can one man bear? As usual, Trump’s remarks are way off-key. Griping from the balmy

carrie fisher

Remembering Carrie Fisher- May Her Force Be With Us

Remembering Carrie Fisher today. Four years ago in what now feels like a lifetime, we tragically lost this force to be reckoned with. Oh what brilliant and biting bon mots might she have uttered during this entire Trump tragedy. A

carrie fisher

Remembering Carrie Fisher- May Her Force Be With Us

Remembering Carrie Fisher today. Four years ago in what now feels like a lifetime, we tragically lost this force to be reckoned with. Oh what brilliant and biting bon mots might she have uttered during this entire Trump tragedy. A

Chinese Menu, Santa Claus

“Ma Nishtana” – Why Is This Christmas Different Than Every Other?

In anything but a normal year, how could we ever expect a normal Christmas? Christmas will feel different. The one constant we can count on will be Santa Claus who thanks to Dr. Faucci received his vaccine and will continue

Chinese Menu, Santa Claus

“Ma Nishtana” – Why Is This Christmas Different Than Every Other?

In anything but a normal year, how could we ever expect a normal Christmas? Christmas will feel different. The one constant we can count on will be Santa Claus who thanks to Dr. Faucci received his vaccine and will continue