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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Community in the Age of Coronavirus

Yesterday my town morphed into Mayberry. The sound of incessant car horns beeping, fire engines blaring and loud cheering drew me out of the quiet of my office yesterday afternoon.  I thought perhaps this was my town’s equivalent of the

Community in the Age of Coronavirus

Yesterday my town morphed into Mayberry. The sound of incessant car horns beeping, fire engines blaring and loud cheering drew me out of the quiet of my office yesterday afternoon.  I thought perhaps this was my town’s equivalent of the

All American Supermarket

This morning I stumbled out of bed groggily to get to the 6:30am Senior shopping lalapalooza at my local Stop & Shop supermarket and I hit the jackpot. It was nothing short of being like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep,

All American Supermarket

This morning I stumbled out of bed groggily to get to the 6:30am Senior shopping lalapalooza at my local Stop & Shop supermarket and I hit the jackpot. It was nothing short of being like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep,

Puppy Love in the Time of the Coronavirus Part II

  Today’s installment of Puppy Love in the Time of the Corona Virus, the Saga of Stanley my lovelorn lab. Like all of us, my dog Stanley has been suffering from acute cabin fever. Although he loves his pack, his

Puppy Love in the Time of the Coronavirus Part II

  Today’s installment of Puppy Love in the Time of the Corona Virus, the Saga of Stanley my lovelorn lab. Like all of us, my dog Stanley has been suffering from acute cabin fever. Although he loves his pack, his

The Awful Truth

“You can’t handle the truth!” With his daily barrage of lies and distortions about the coronavirus pandemic, one might think that is just what Donald Trump would have us believe of the American public.  That we can’t  handle the truth

The Awful Truth

“You can’t handle the truth!” With his daily barrage of lies and distortions about the coronavirus pandemic, one might think that is just what Donald Trump would have us believe of the American public.  That we can’t  handle the truth

My Birth Day

As I sadly prepare for my home to be foreclosed I think of my first and most primal of evictions. My birth, when I was unceremoniously cast from the womb. On my birthday today, my mind naturally goes to my

My Birth Day

As I sadly prepare for my home to be foreclosed I think of my first and most primal of evictions. My birth, when I was unceremoniously cast from the womb. On my birthday today, my mind naturally goes to my

author at the beach with her dog

Love in the Time of the Coronavirus

File this under Love in the time of the Coronavirus My cabin fever finally broke this afternoon, as the draw of fresh air,  water and sunshine drew me to my local beach. The small secluded Long Island beach was dotted

author at the beach with her dog

Love in the Time of the Coronavirus

File this under Love in the time of the Coronavirus My cabin fever finally broke this afternoon, as the draw of fresh air,  water and sunshine drew me to my local beach. The small secluded Long Island beach was dotted

WWII Sacrifices Housewife

Learning to Sacrifice- It’s The American Way

Share and Play Square Ok, Millennial. Overheard while waiting on an endless line at a picked-over, bare to the bones Cosco ( paper products, fuhgeddaboutit) One millennial to another: “ I’d rather die than be quarantined!” Really?!?! That comment did

WWII Sacrifices Housewife

Learning to Sacrifice- It’s The American Way

Share and Play Square Ok, Millennial. Overheard while waiting on an endless line at a picked-over, bare to the bones Cosco ( paper products, fuhgeddaboutit) One millennial to another: “ I’d rather die than be quarantined!” Really?!?! That comment did

woma fear of asiatic flu

Asian Flu Epidemic

“Chinese Flu” or “Kung Flu.”  Pick one from column A,  one from column B. With both you get fevers and chills. And racism. Whatever you want to call it, Trump’s ignorant tweet referring to the Coronavirus as the Chinese flu

woma fear of asiatic flu

Asian Flu Epidemic

“Chinese Flu” or “Kung Flu.”  Pick one from column A,  one from column B. With both you get fevers and chills. And racism. Whatever you want to call it, Trump’s ignorant tweet referring to the Coronavirus as the Chinese flu

flowers and vintage book vover

Exodus from the American Dream

  Nothing has given me greater joy than sharing stories, insights, and images with you. As you may have noticed  I’ve dropped off in my postings in recent months and want to share what is going on. Here is my

flowers and vintage book vover

Exodus from the American Dream

  Nothing has given me greater joy than sharing stories, insights, and images with you. As you may have noticed  I’ve dropped off in my postings in recent months and want to share what is going on. Here is my

vintage photo of people No One is Safe

Fear Goes Viral

Flu season always sends chills through me. Literally. This season a pandemic of panic is sweeping the nation and the globe. Coronavirus fear has gone viral spreading faster than the virus itself. Social media and cable news are promoting the

vintage photo of people No One is Safe

Fear Goes Viral

Flu season always sends chills through me. Literally. This season a pandemic of panic is sweeping the nation and the globe. Coronavirus fear has gone viral spreading faster than the virus itself. Social media and cable news are promoting the