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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Mum’s the Word When it Comes to Fall

I hate Mums. There, I’ve said it. Yet I just returned from the local nursery loaded down with a dozen or so pots of this despised plant. As summer annual flowers begin to fade, the vacancy in my terra cotta

Mum’s the Word When it Comes to Fall

I hate Mums. There, I’ve said it. Yet I just returned from the local nursery loaded down with a dozen or so pots of this despised plant. As summer annual flowers begin to fade, the vacancy in my terra cotta

Memories Not For Sale

Bit by bit, pieces of my life have been going off to live in new homes as I sell off some of my belongings that I can no longer keep. Yesterday I said goodbye to my antique dining room chairs

Memories Not For Sale

Bit by bit, pieces of my life have been going off to live in new homes as I sell off some of my belongings that I can no longer keep. Yesterday I said goodbye to my antique dining room chairs

9/11 Twenty Years Ago

September 10, 2001. It was 20 years ago …the day before the world changed forever; and one in which my own world went through a life-altering change of its own. I had just moved into a newly built house in

9/11 Twenty Years Ago

September 10, 2001. It was 20 years ago …the day before the world changed forever; and one in which my own world went through a life-altering change of its own. I had just moved into a newly built house in

Abortions Back to the Past  Heartbeats and Heartache

Nearly a decade to the day from when Roe v Wade was passed, I had an abortion. If I lived in Dallas today, it never would have happened. It was a blustery day in late January 1983 and the N.Y.C.

Abortions Back to the Past  Heartbeats and Heartache

Nearly a decade to the day from when Roe v Wade was passed, I had an abortion. If I lived in Dallas today, it never would have happened. It was a blustery day in late January 1983 and the N.Y.C.

Personal Sacrifice for the Greater Good is the American Way

If a segment of nobody-tells-me-what-to-do-keep-the-government-off-my-back American’s still whinge at the thought of a mask mandate while shedding crocodile tears about the discomfort, inconvenience, and infringement on their freedom, how in hell would these self-serving “patriots” feel if suddenly Uncle Sam

Personal Sacrifice for the Greater Good is the American Way

If a segment of nobody-tells-me-what-to-do-keep-the-government-off-my-back American’s still whinge at the thought of a mask mandate while shedding crocodile tears about the discomfort, inconvenience, and infringement on their freedom, how in hell would these self-serving “patriots” feel if suddenly Uncle Sam

Saigon 1975 Kabul 2021

Chaos. Desperation. Lies. Again

It was pure chaos. Swarming crowds. The frantic scrambling of bodies. Flailing arms and legs intertwined and indistinguishable from one another as they morphed into one large mass of human desperation in their effort to flee to freedom. Anguished women

Saigon 1975 Kabul 2021

Chaos. Desperation. Lies. Again

It was pure chaos. Swarming crowds. The frantic scrambling of bodies. Flailing arms and legs intertwined and indistinguishable from one another as they morphed into one large mass of human desperation in their effort to flee to freedom. Anguished women

The Deadly Reality of Denial

Our country feels like it is burning out of control. Aflame with inflammatory rhetoric there are those strongly questioning the usefulness of masks and vaccines during a dangerous pandemic, while others scoff at the reality of climate change. In both

The Deadly Reality of Denial

Our country feels like it is burning out of control. Aflame with inflammatory rhetoric there are those strongly questioning the usefulness of masks and vaccines during a dangerous pandemic, while others scoff at the reality of climate change. In both

Andrew Cuomo – Goofus or Gallant?

  Andrew Cuomo’s resignation seems to have deeply divided camps when it comes to an elected official’s accountably and consequences. With my own mixed feelings about his stepping down, one thing is clear it certainly isn’t black and white the

Andrew Cuomo – Goofus or Gallant?

  Andrew Cuomo’s resignation seems to have deeply divided camps when it comes to an elected official’s accountably and consequences. With my own mixed feelings about his stepping down, one thing is clear it certainly isn’t black and white the

The Toxic Workplace and the Entitled Male. Getting Personal with the Personnel is Not OK

There was a time when sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace were laughed off, dismissed as good-natured fun. “Boys will be boys,” said with a shrug of the shoulders. “It’s just who they are,” whispered in ladies’ rooms with

The Toxic Workplace and the Entitled Male. Getting Personal with the Personnel is Not OK

There was a time when sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace were laughed off, dismissed as good-natured fun. “Boys will be boys,” said with a shrug of the shoulders. “It’s just who they are,” whispered in ladies’ rooms with

Andrew Cuomo’s Fast Fall From Grace

                      Guess it’s time to toss the  Cuomosexual T-shirt in the trash. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once the toast of a pandemic-riddled town is now himself toast. President Biden

Andrew Cuomo’s Fast Fall From Grace

                      Guess it’s time to toss the  Cuomosexual T-shirt in the trash. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once the toast of a pandemic-riddled town is now himself toast. President Biden