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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Remembering Real Space Champions

Jeff  Bezo’s penisrocketing into the great blue yonder left me frankly unsatisfied. I’m old enough to remember real space heroes, not self-indulgent corporate billionaires looking for a mid-life thrill ride. If kids today see billionaires as the new models for

Remembering Real Space Champions

Jeff  Bezo’s penisrocketing into the great blue yonder left me frankly unsatisfied. I’m old enough to remember real space heroes, not self-indulgent corporate billionaires looking for a mid-life thrill ride. If kids today see billionaires as the new models for

Get The Damn Vaccine Already!

  Free donuts didn’t do it. A complimentary cup of coffee didn’t seem to convince the clueless. Even the lure of a red, white, and blue beer “This Buds For You if You Get a Vaccine” wasn’t enough to entice

Get The Damn Vaccine Already!

  Free donuts didn’t do it. A complimentary cup of coffee didn’t seem to convince the clueless. Even the lure of a red, white, and blue beer “This Buds For You if You Get a Vaccine” wasn’t enough to entice

A Flood of Memories

  To be filed under a flood of memories The past few weeks I have felt as though underwater with the massive task of unpacking hundreds of boxes in my new home, and repacking the remains of my old one.

A Flood of Memories

  To be filed under a flood of memories The past few weeks I have felt as though underwater with the massive task of unpacking hundreds of boxes in my new home, and repacking the remains of my old one.

Family Photo Pool Party

A Bastille Day Birthday Memory

  For the past 20 years, July 14th meant only one thing in my family- my mother Betty’s Bastille Day birthday bash – a big family pool party at my house. Today she would have turned 95 and we would

Family Photo Pool Party

A Bastille Day Birthday Memory

  For the past 20 years, July 14th meant only one thing in my family- my mother Betty’s Bastille Day birthday bash – a big family pool party at my house. Today she would have turned 95 and we would

Why Bill Cosby’s Overturned Conviction is another Assault to Sexual Assault Victims”

If only PTSD were as easy to overturn as a sexual assault conviction. If only Bill Cosby’s victims felt as free as he will now be. What do we tell those 60 plus victims of Bill Cosby, whose sexual assault

Why Bill Cosby’s Overturned Conviction is another Assault to Sexual Assault Victims”

If only PTSD were as easy to overturn as a sexual assault conviction. If only Bill Cosby’s victims felt as free as he will now be. What do we tell those 60 plus victims of Bill Cosby, whose sexual assault

Hello From the Long Goodbye

  Donald Trump may have abandoned the world of blogging but despite my recent absence, I have not. My attention has been shifted momentarily out of necessity because of my soon-to-be move to a new home but my heart remains

Hello From the Long Goodbye

  Donald Trump may have abandoned the world of blogging but despite my recent absence, I have not. My attention has been shifted momentarily out of necessity because of my soon-to-be move to a new home but my heart remains

Pesticides Belong- to the Fun of Living!

Mid-Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in new and amazing

Pesticides Belong- to the Fun of Living!

Mid-Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in new and amazing

Hands Tied

After George Floyd the Fight For Justice Continues

The image of disgraced former police officer Derek Chauvin’s hands cuffed behind his back is an indelible image. America did right yesterday. At least for George Floyd. Yesterday, in Minneapolis truth and justice were truly the American way. A 17-year-old

Hands Tied

After George Floyd the Fight For Justice Continues

The image of disgraced former police officer Derek Chauvin’s hands cuffed behind his back is an indelible image. America did right yesterday. At least for George Floyd. Yesterday, in Minneapolis truth and justice were truly the American way. A 17-year-old

Betty Edelstein

A Daughter’s Homage to Her Mother

It feels unfathomable that it will be13 years on Sunday since my beloved mother Betty passed away. The same number of years it took to come of age and be Bat Mitzvah ( or Hebrew Recognition as my very Reform

Betty Edelstein

A Daughter’s Homage to Her Mother

It feels unfathomable that it will be13 years on Sunday since my beloved mother Betty passed away. The same number of years it took to come of age and be Bat Mitzvah ( or Hebrew Recognition as my very Reform

Driving While Black. Facing the Facts of Life Again

A killing. Again. Once more, another shooting of a Black man by the police. How many more times can I keep writing that. How many times can we keep saying that, reading that, living that? How many times can we

Driving While Black. Facing the Facts of Life Again

A killing. Again. Once more, another shooting of a Black man by the police. How many more times can I keep writing that. How many times can we keep saying that, reading that, living that? How many times can we