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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Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Greetings from Kansas

When Kansas speaks, we need to listen. The heart of the country spoke out from their heart last night with a resounding vote to protect abortion access by rejecting an amendment that would remove the right to abortion. It wasn’t

Greetings from Kansas

When Kansas speaks, we need to listen. The heart of the country spoke out from their heart last night with a resounding vote to protect abortion access by rejecting an amendment that would remove the right to abortion. It wasn’t

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Story Of my Two Stanleys

I don’t believe in coincidences. Everything about my dog Stanley has been serendipitous Thirteen years ago today, my heart was shattered by the untimely death of my sweet dog Emerson. But on that very same day, a little blonde angel

Story Of my Two Stanleys

I don’t believe in coincidences. Everything about my dog Stanley has been serendipitous Thirteen years ago today, my heart was shattered by the untimely death of my sweet dog Emerson. But on that very same day, a little blonde angel

How to Beat The Summer Heat

Unbearable summer heat is nothing new though each year we seem to think we’ve never had it this bad. While many are googling tips on how to survive this wretched heat wave, I turned to my trusty 1954 World Book

How to Beat The Summer Heat

Unbearable summer heat is nothing new though each year we seem to think we’ve never had it this bad. While many are googling tips on how to survive this wretched heat wave, I turned to my trusty 1954 World Book

Gee Wally, Was There Really A Cold War?

Mayfield is in mourning. Wally Cleaver, Beaver’s gentle, big brother was reported to have died this past Tuesday. No prank of Eddie Haskell, the fact was Wally remained in hospice close to death. Now with his confirmed passing on July

Gee Wally, Was There Really A Cold War?

Mayfield is in mourning. Wally Cleaver, Beaver’s gentle, big brother was reported to have died this past Tuesday. No prank of Eddie Haskell, the fact was Wally remained in hospice close to death. Now with his confirmed passing on July

Trump in orange

The Choices Are Clear

He chose not to act. Despite what he saw… Despite what he knew…. He didn’t care. Advisors’ pleas to call for peace were ignored. He cared only about the Big Lie. He cared only about himself. As fearful secret service

Trump in orange

The Choices Are Clear

He chose not to act. Despite what he saw… Despite what he knew…. He didn’t care. Advisors’ pleas to call for peace were ignored. He cared only about the Big Lie. He cared only about himself. As fearful secret service

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Beat the Summer Heat Automatically

Hydrate, hydrate, and re-hydrate. That is the mantra for this summer’s scorching heat. During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must-have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina, Smartwater, or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Beat the Summer Heat Automatically

Hydrate, hydrate, and re-hydrate. That is the mantra for this summer’s scorching heat. During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must-have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina, Smartwater, or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable

A Different July 4th -Dispatches From the Hospital

I knew this year’s July 4th was going to be a different one. Disillusioned and deeply disappointed in our country, this was not going to be a celebratory holiday for me. America’s democracy was already in critical condition when the

A Different July 4th -Dispatches From the Hospital

I knew this year’s July 4th was going to be a different one. Disillusioned and deeply disappointed in our country, this was not going to be a celebratory holiday for me. America’s democracy was already in critical condition when the

Ivana Trump Divorce

Ivana Divorce -The War Between the Trumps

In 1990 the biggest war story in NYC was not Desert Storm, but the contentious and very public war between the Trumps. Classy! In the early 1990s Donald Trump and his terminally tacky behavior touched off a frenzy of tabloid

Ivana Trump Divorce

Ivana Divorce -The War Between the Trumps

In 1990 the biggest war story in NYC was not Desert Storm, but the contentious and very public war between the Trumps. Classy! In the early 1990s Donald Trump and his terminally tacky behavior touched off a frenzy of tabloid