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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Trump the Magnificent Stable Genius

The Amazing Trump once again revealed his superior mental powers to the world in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox. With his all-powerful brain, he can telepathically declassify top secret documents just by thinking about it.  “I can just

Trump the Magnificent Stable Genius

The Amazing Trump once again revealed his superior mental powers to the world in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox. With his all-powerful brain, he can telepathically declassify top secret documents just by thinking about it.  “I can just

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Open Art Studio Tour

For those in the New York area who would like to view my hand-cut collages, as well as a behind the scenes, look into my process and a peak into my large collection of vintage ephemera that informs much of

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Open Art Studio Tour

For those in the New York area who would like to view my hand-cut collages, as well as a behind the scenes, look into my process and a peak into my large collection of vintage ephemera that informs much of

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

A Summer Book Ended by Queen Elizabeth

As many may know I love paper. I still need to hold history in my hands. An avid collector of ephemera, along with hundreds of boxes filled with a century’s worth of vintage magazines I also collect newspapers past and

A Summer Book Ended by Queen Elizabeth

As many may know I love paper. I still need to hold history in my hands. An avid collector of ephemera, along with hundreds of boxes filled with a century’s worth of vintage magazines I also collect newspapers past and

Farewell, Queen Elizabeth

There is a heaviness in my heart and sadness I am feeling about the loss of Queen Elizabeth that is almost startling. It feels inconceivable that she is truly gone. Perhaps it’s the abruptness. Just days ago she was receiving the latest in

Farewell, Queen Elizabeth

There is a heaviness in my heart and sadness I am feeling about the loss of Queen Elizabeth that is almost startling. It feels inconceivable that she is truly gone. Perhaps it’s the abruptness. Just days ago she was receiving the latest in

American Dream Unveiled

The American Dream is dead. No if, and, or butts about it. If American democracy is slowly dying, the American Dream has officially jumped the shark. And its demise was as clear as black and white yesterday. The American Dream

American Dream Unveiled

The American Dream is dead. No if, and, or butts about it. If American democracy is slowly dying, the American Dream has officially jumped the shark. And its demise was as clear as black and white yesterday. The American Dream

Vintage business poster Mather Poster Company 1920s

Motivating the American Worker

  On Labor Day, that holiday federalized by Uncle Sam in 1894, we honor the achievements of America’s hard-working people. There was a time when loyal workers truly rooted for the firm. Our family-owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has

Vintage business poster Mather Poster Company 1920s

Motivating the American Worker

  On Labor Day, that holiday federalized by Uncle Sam in 1894, we honor the achievements of America’s hard-working people. There was a time when loyal workers truly rooted for the firm. Our family-owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has

Donald Trump’s Huge Hot Mess

There is a dangerous conspiracy a foot according to Fox News. Neat freaks and those who suffer from OCD be forewarned- the FBI is coming to mess with your head. And your well-organized home. If the nefarious FBI can make

Donald Trump’s Huge Hot Mess

There is a dangerous conspiracy a foot according to Fox News. Neat freaks and those who suffer from OCD be forewarned- the FBI is coming to mess with your head. And your well-organized home. If the nefarious FBI can make

Vintage Illustration soldiers at college

From GI Joe to Joe College- How The GI Bill Changed College Forever

A four-year college education was not always a right of passage upon graduating High School. Once upon a time college along with home ownership was a privilege reserved for the rich. It took a war to kick start college education

Vintage Illustration soldiers at college

From GI Joe to Joe College- How The GI Bill Changed College Forever

A four-year college education was not always a right of passage upon graduating High School. Once upon a time college along with home ownership was a privilege reserved for the rich. It took a war to kick start college education

I’m Not Falling For Faux Fall

I’m not ready for sweater weather! And I’m not putting away my white shoes any time soon. With Labor Day looming, my longing for a never-ending summer grows fiercer, becoming protective of the precious time left in this most favorite

I’m Not Falling For Faux Fall

I’m not ready for sweater weather! And I’m not putting away my white shoes any time soon. With Labor Day looming, my longing for a never-ending summer grows fiercer, becoming protective of the precious time left in this most favorite