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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Nabisco oreos 1952

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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Nabisco oreos 1952

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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American Dream Post War Abundance

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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American Dream Post War Abundance

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 illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

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She Persisted

    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, She persisted. Silencing Elizabeth Warren will never work. We don’t silence women who persist. We celebrate them!

suffragettes-what-i-would-do

She Persisted

    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, She persisted. Silencing Elizabeth Warren will never work. We don’t silence women who persist. We celebrate them!

Vintage Illustration schoolboy blackboard

Heavens to Betsy, Our Schools Go to Hell

Heavens to Betsy, there should be no surprise about DeVos’s confirmation. Donald Trump did say: “I Love the poorly educated.” Trump won bigly with the uneducated voters so perhaps this is just part of the Republican’s larger plan to simply

Vintage Illustration schoolboy blackboard

Heavens to Betsy, Our Schools Go to Hell

Heavens to Betsy, there should be no surprise about DeVos’s confirmation. Donald Trump did say: “I Love the poorly educated.” Trump won bigly with the uneducated voters so perhaps this is just part of the Republican’s larger plan to simply

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Closed Borders or Open Hearts

American history loves to celebrate our role as a land of asylum, humanity and opportunity for people across the globe. It’s a pillar of our cherished self-image as exceptional among nations. It’s the American Way. Whenever tragedy has struck Americans

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Closed Borders or Open Hearts

American history loves to celebrate our role as a land of asylum, humanity and opportunity for people across the globe. It’s a pillar of our cherished self-image as exceptional among nations. It’s the American Way. Whenever tragedy has struck Americans

Unwanted Refugee Children Then and Now

I Married a Refugee

I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out the

Unwanted Refugee Children Then and Now

I Married a Refugee

I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out the

Trump merchandise and womens march merchandise

A Tale of Two Cities- Washington DC Inauguration Weekend

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. It was two days in January  where two worlds threatened to collide. Alternative lifestyles and alternative

Trump merchandise and womens march merchandise

A Tale of Two Cities- Washington DC Inauguration Weekend

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. It was two days in January  where two worlds threatened to collide. Alternative lifestyles and alternative

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

womens-march-washington-eventdetails

Women March On Washington

Americans and citizens around the world  are marching tomorrow to challenge Trump’s administration. We are here and we are watching. One day after Donald Trumps  inauguration, the  Women’s March on Washington will bring hundreds of thousands to the capital to

womens-march-washington-eventdetails

Women March On Washington

Americans and citizens around the world  are marching tomorrow to challenge Trump’s administration. We are here and we are watching. One day after Donald Trumps  inauguration, the  Women’s March on Washington will bring hundreds of thousands to the capital to

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

vintage illustration drs and health emergency

Medical Emergency- America’s Health Care

Critical Care As the halls of Congress morph into a Critical Care Unit, the GOP’s prescription “to preserve our freedom” appears to be to pull the plug on Obamacare- STAT! Although some Republicans overt hysterics appear to have gone into

vintage illustration drs and health emergency

Medical Emergency- America’s Health Care

Critical Care As the halls of Congress morph into a Critical Care Unit, the GOP’s prescription “to preserve our freedom” appears to be to pull the plug on Obamacare- STAT! Although some Republicans overt hysterics appear to have gone into