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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collage vintage childs school workbook and rump

Donald Scores a Gold Star

“Nobody gets more gold stars than I do, believe me,” Donald Trump boasted after scoring high on his mental acuity test. A huge sigh of relief could be heard from coast to coast  after Trump easily aced his cognitive assessment

collage vintage childs school workbook and rump

Donald Scores a Gold Star

“Nobody gets more gold stars than I do, believe me,” Donald Trump boasted after scoring high on his mental acuity test. A huge sigh of relief could be heard from coast to coast  after Trump easily aced his cognitive assessment

US Govt booklet Survive under an Atomic attack

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack 1950’s Style

As the world teeters closer to the brink of nuclear war,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a briefing today on how the public can prepare for a nuclear bomb. It’s duck and cover deja vu all over

US Govt booklet Survive under an Atomic attack

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack 1950’s Style

As the world teeters closer to the brink of nuclear war,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a briefing today on how the public can prepare for a nuclear bomb. It’s duck and cover deja vu all over

vintage illlustration woman and laundrey

Make America White Again?

Despite Trump’s protests to the contrary, white supremacists everywhere are proudly ironing out their white sheets knowing they’ve got a fellow racist in the oval office. Or just as likely, now emboldened, they  are  tucking those sheets  away in their

vintage illlustration woman and laundrey

Make America White Again?

Despite Trump’s protests to the contrary, white supremacists everywhere are proudly ironing out their white sheets knowing they’ve got a fellow racist in the oval office. Or just as likely, now emboldened, they  are  tucking those sheets  away in their

Trump Hanksy Mural

Dump Trump

“Dump Trump,” street artist Hanksy’s N.Y.C. anti Trump mural from 2015 has never seemed more prescient. Trump is in deep doo doo. After Trump’s truly vile slur referring to immigrants from Haiti and Africa as coming from “shithole countries,” Donald-I-have-the-best-words-Trump

Trump Hanksy Mural

Dump Trump

“Dump Trump,” street artist Hanksy’s N.Y.C. anti Trump mural from 2015 has never seemed more prescient. Trump is in deep doo doo. After Trump’s truly vile slur referring to immigrants from Haiti and Africa as coming from “shithole countries,” Donald-I-have-the-best-words-Trump

NY Daily News Oprah and Trump 1999

Oprah and the Oval Office

Long before Julia Louis Dreyfus served as Americas favorite Vice President, another TV celebrity with mega watt star power was seriously considered for the second banana spot. Well sort of, if you consider the top banana spot was to be

NY Daily News Oprah and Trump 1999

Oprah and the Oval Office

Long before Julia Louis Dreyfus served as Americas favorite Vice President, another TV celebrity with mega watt star power was seriously considered for the second banana spot. Well sort of, if you consider the top banana spot was to be

Oprah’s New Dawn Glows at The Golden Globes

  The Queen of talk spoke truth and a captivated world listened…with goosebumps. Like millions I was mesmerized by Oprah Winfrey’s  impassioned words of female empowerment at the 75th Golden Globes as she accepted the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille award

Oprah’s New Dawn Glows at The Golden Globes

  The Queen of talk spoke truth and a captivated world listened…with goosebumps. Like millions I was mesmerized by Oprah Winfrey’s  impassioned words of female empowerment at the 75th Golden Globes as she accepted the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille award

So Long Sally Rogers, Single Career Girl Pioneer

If 2017 was the year of women in the workplace being heard, it also saw the passing of two of pop culture’s most iconic working women who gave women a voice when few others did. It’s poignant then that the

So Long Sally Rogers, Single Career Girl Pioneer

If 2017 was the year of women in the workplace being heard, it also saw the passing of two of pop culture’s most iconic working women who gave women a voice when few others did. It’s poignant then that the

Vintage illustration 1915 New year Celebration Champagne

A Bubbly New Years Toast

  A bubbly toast to all my readers- Friends Always! Let’s hope 2018 is a vintage year!

Vintage illustration 1915 New year Celebration Champagne

A Bubbly New Years Toast

  A bubbly toast to all my readers- Friends Always! Let’s hope 2018 is a vintage year!

happy new-years-eve-Vintage illustration

Happy New Year All

  Few would disagree that 2017 turned out to be an “Annus Horribilis” so let’s end it with a bit of lighthearted  froth! Here’s hoping our world can figure out how we can all be kinder, more compassionate and better

happy new-years-eve-Vintage illustration

Happy New Year All

  Few would disagree that 2017 turned out to be an “Annus Horribilis” so let’s end it with a bit of lighthearted  froth! Here’s hoping our world can figure out how we can all be kinder, more compassionate and better

childhood drawing

A Child’s View of Class

Trump just told the truth: The rich are getting richer Boasting to his fellow 1 percenters, our Commander in Wealth assured them that the biggest in history tax cut will make them all wealthier. So much for the other 99%.

childhood drawing

A Child’s View of Class

Trump just told the truth: The rich are getting richer Boasting to his fellow 1 percenters, our Commander in Wealth assured them that the biggest in history tax cut will make them all wealthier. So much for the other 99%.