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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Vintage School book Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein- No Stranger to Trouble

  Like every little girl and boy I was taught to be wary of stranger’s invitations – don’t speak to strangers.     Strangers we were warned, are scary people who drive around in cars and offer you a ride

Vintage School book Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein- No Stranger to Trouble

  Like every little girl and boy I was taught to be wary of stranger’s invitations – don’t speak to strangers.     Strangers we were warned, are scary people who drive around in cars and offer you a ride

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age

Jeffrey Epstein Donald Trump

Jeffrey Epstein’s Sordid Secret

Jeffrey Epstein’s sordid secret is out. The  secret fraternity of entitled, powerful, and moneyed men is no longer a secret. This rarefied world is rotting from the head down. Everything about this sex scandal is putrid. A noxious odor is

Jeffrey Epstein Donald Trump

Jeffrey Epstein’s Sordid Secret

Jeffrey Epstein’s sordid secret is out. The  secret fraternity of entitled, powerful, and moneyed men is no longer a secret. This rarefied world is rotting from the head down. Everything about this sex scandal is putrid. A noxious odor is

Mad Magazine 1971

A World Without Mad

What Me Worry? I am MAD. After 67 years MAD Magazine will cease publishing this fall. It will no longer be found on newsstands but sold via subscription. There will be no new material, just “best of content” and end

Mad Magazine 1971

A World Without Mad

What Me Worry? I am MAD. After 67 years MAD Magazine will cease publishing this fall. It will no longer be found on newsstands but sold via subscription. There will be no new material, just “best of content” and end

Donald’s Fourth of July Parade

Little Donnie sees a parade What a big day for Little Donnie He will have a parade, too. He will have a children’s parade. On July Fourth.   Donnie saw a parade. Donnie wants big toys in his parade. Big

Donald’s Fourth of July Parade

Little Donnie sees a parade What a big day for Little Donnie He will have a parade, too. He will have a children’s parade. On July Fourth.   Donnie saw a parade. Donnie wants big toys in his parade. Big

Happy Pride

I hope we have finally learned our lessons. What is a pair? A pair can be whatever you want. Understanding pairs, is understanding love. A pair can be wherever love falls. Lesson learned. Happy Pride!

Happy Pride

I hope we have finally learned our lessons. What is a pair? A pair can be whatever you want. Understanding pairs, is understanding love. A pair can be wherever love falls. Lesson learned. Happy Pride!

The Deplorable Stain of the Detention Camps

There is a stench in America; a foul stain so deep on our country no amount of soap can wash it away. The noxious stink emanating from our southern border is less from the unsanitary camps holding these poor abused

The Deplorable Stain of the Detention Camps

There is a stench in America; a foul stain so deep on our country no amount of soap can wash it away. The noxious stink emanating from our southern border is less from the unsanitary camps holding these poor abused

Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans Queen

Gloria Vanderbilt -Blue Jeans Fit For the Masses

Gloria Vanderbilt,  the socialite to the manor born, promised to give the 99%  “the million dollar look.” Imagine, dressing like a Vanderbilt! Once upon a time, but not that long ago, a regular gal could be dressed head to toe

Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans Queen

Gloria Vanderbilt -Blue Jeans Fit For the Masses

Gloria Vanderbilt,  the socialite to the manor born, promised to give the 99%  “the million dollar look.” Imagine, dressing like a Vanderbilt! Once upon a time, but not that long ago, a regular gal could be dressed head to toe

art collage Sally Edelstein Traumativ Memory

Art and Brain Disorders – Art Show

I am honored to be participating in a timely symposium “The Integration of Art, Science, and Medicine” at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. My piece on PTSD and Traumatic Memory “Remembering What was Forgotten” will be part of an

art collage Sally Edelstein Traumativ Memory

Art and Brain Disorders – Art Show

I am honored to be participating in a timely symposium “The Integration of Art, Science, and Medicine” at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. My piece on PTSD and Traumatic Memory “Remembering What was Forgotten” will be part of an

Watching News of D Day

D Day on the Homefront

It was June 1944. It was wartime. While my father Marvin was spit-polishing his regulation army boots in the jungles of New Guinea, on the other side of the globe my teenage bobby soxer mother Betty polished up her saddles

Watching News of D Day

D Day on the Homefront

It was June 1944. It was wartime. While my father Marvin was spit-polishing his regulation army boots in the jungles of New Guinea, on the other side of the globe my teenage bobby soxer mother Betty polished up her saddles