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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Marilyn Monroe Some Like it Hot record Album

Marilyn Monroe and Me

I had never been to the movies before. Constantly being warned that it was essential to keep a light on while watching your TV lest you ruin your eyes for life, here I was watching a bigger than life screen

Marilyn Monroe Some Like it Hot record Album

Marilyn Monroe and Me

I had never been to the movies before. Constantly being warned that it was essential to keep a light on while watching your TV lest you ruin your eyes for life, here I was watching a bigger than life screen

Trump and Personality

Nobody Likes Me. Trump is No Mr. Personality

Poor Donnie. “Nobody likes me,” he bemoans, like a third-grader. Jealous of his popular classmate Tony Fauci, Donald complains: “He’s got this high approval rating…Why don’t I have a high approval rating?… Nobody likes me. It could be my personality.

Trump and Personality

Nobody Likes Me. Trump is No Mr. Personality

Poor Donnie. “Nobody likes me,” he bemoans, like a third-grader. Jealous of his popular classmate Tony Fauci, Donald complains: “He’s got this high approval rating…Why don’t I have a high approval rating?… Nobody likes me. It could be my personality.

collage vintage childs school workbook and rump

Donld Gets a Gold Star For Being Cognitively There

The real cognitive Test Trump took during his health exam. Donald gets a gold star when it comes to his cognitive ability and I have the proof. Donald has just been bursting with pride at his mental agility and the

collage vintage childs school workbook and rump

Donld Gets a Gold Star For Being Cognitively There

The real cognitive Test Trump took during his health exam. Donald gets a gold star when it comes to his cognitive ability and I have the proof. Donald has just been bursting with pride at his mental agility and the

Lady Liberty Still Stands

Lady Liberty being struck by lightning is a sign alright.  But like the proverbial glass half empty or half full, its symbolism can go either way. There are those that view this picture taken during a nightmarish storm in NYC

Lady Liberty Still Stands

Lady Liberty being struck by lightning is a sign alright.  But like the proverbial glass half empty or half full, its symbolism can go either way. There are those that view this picture taken during a nightmarish storm in NYC

Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke and Rose Marie

Carl Reiner Left Us Laughing

While the world will be a little less funny now, heaven will be a  laugh riot now that Sally Rogers can once again exchange snappy barbs with Alan Brady her toupee-wearing boss on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Played brilliantly

Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke and Rose Marie

Carl Reiner Left Us Laughing

While the world will be a little less funny now, heaven will be a  laugh riot now that Sally Rogers can once again exchange snappy barbs with Alan Brady her toupee-wearing boss on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Played brilliantly

TV Show It Pays to Be Ignorant

Game Over Mr Trump

Our reality star President has lost touch with reality. He is delusional with one mind-numbing false claim and exaggeration after another. Donald Trump, according to him has done more for the Black community than any president, including Abraham  Lincoln (

TV Show It Pays to Be Ignorant

Game Over Mr Trump

Our reality star President has lost touch with reality. He is delusional with one mind-numbing false claim and exaggeration after another. Donald Trump, according to him has done more for the Black community than any president, including Abraham  Lincoln (

Cautionary Thoughts About COVID

Like all of you, I am very worried about how and when to navigate moving into the larger world. I for one remain very cautious and vigilant am not quite ready to change any of my behaviors. As more and

Cautionary Thoughts About COVID

Like all of you, I am very worried about how and when to navigate moving into the larger world. I for one remain very cautious and vigilant am not quite ready to change any of my behaviors. As more and

March of Dimes Polio and Innoculation

Lessons From Polio in the Age of COVID

The coronavirus is still on the march. Somehow amidst all the protests filled with wall to wall people, that concern has receded in folks consciousness. We are still far from a vaccine, the only thing that will be a game

March of Dimes Polio and Innoculation

Lessons From Polio in the Age of COVID

The coronavirus is still on the march. Somehow amidst all the protests filled with wall to wall people, that concern has receded in folks consciousness. We are still far from a vaccine, the only thing that will be a game

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American