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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Our Developed Nation is Developmentally Challenged

Is America a developed nation or a nation with developmental disabilities? A deadly mass shooting. Again. A White Supremacist armed with an AR-15 and hate. Again. Angry masses protesting in the streets to Save Abortion Rights. Again. As I drank

Our Developed Nation is Developmentally Challenged

Is America a developed nation or a nation with developmental disabilities? A deadly mass shooting. Again. A White Supremacist armed with an AR-15 and hate. Again. Angry masses protesting in the streets to Save Abortion Rights. Again. As I drank

I Can’t Believe I’m Marching For Abortion Rights Yet Again

I can’t believe I’m marching yet again. I’ve been marching now for 4 decades for reproductive rights. I’m weary. I’m menopausal. But I have no choice. Because when it comes to women and their bodies there must be a choice.

I Can’t Believe I’m Marching For Abortion Rights Yet Again

I can’t believe I’m marching yet again. I’ve been marching now for 4 decades for reproductive rights. I’m weary. I’m menopausal. But I have no choice. Because when it comes to women and their bodies there must be a choice.

Mother

A Mothers Day for All

Mother’s Day is a complicated day for so many of us. For those like me who no longer have a living mother yet live with their spirit and love every day it can be a difficult day of longing, deeply

Mother

A Mothers Day for All

Mother’s Day is a complicated day for so many of us. For those like me who no longer have a living mother yet live with their spirit and love every day it can be a difficult day of longing, deeply

Facebook Jail- An Ex-Con Speaks

Proudly I have now joined the long and noble list of the righteous who served time in jail for their beliefs- truthtellers like Emma Goldman, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandella to name just a few. Tossed in the Facebook

Facebook Jail- An Ex-Con Speaks

Proudly I have now joined the long and noble list of the righteous who served time in jail for their beliefs- truthtellers like Emma Goldman, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandella to name just a few. Tossed in the Facebook

We Will Not Turn the Clock Back On Roe v Wade

Many women went to sleep last night in America only to wake up to find out they are living in Gilead. I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that

We Will Not Turn the Clock Back On Roe v Wade

Many women went to sleep last night in America only to wake up to find out they are living in Gilead. I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that

Depression is Deceptive

Depression is deceptive to those on the outside. Depression doesn’t care if you are gifted or beautiful. It trumps talent.  Naomi Judd tragically showed us that. And we need to listen. Hard. Depression is an equal opportunist. It inflicts its

Depression is Deceptive

Depression is deceptive to those on the outside. Depression doesn’t care if you are gifted or beautiful. It trumps talent.  Naomi Judd tragically showed us that. And we need to listen. Hard. Depression is an equal opportunist. It inflicts its

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

A Bitter Sweet Passover Remembering My Mother

It was another bittersweet Passover. Just like the holiday itself, the period around Passover is forever tied in with my mother Betty not only for the beautiful Jewish rituals lovingly passed down but because she passed away Erev Pesach on

A Bitter Sweet Passover Remembering My Mother

It was another bittersweet Passover. Just like the holiday itself, the period around Passover is forever tied in with my mother Betty not only for the beautiful Jewish rituals lovingly passed down but because she passed away Erev Pesach on

Flying the Friendly Skies Again

  Dispatches from JFK Airport …. California, here I come! Although the skies today are not nearly as friendly as they once were, I still think nothing of leaving on a jet plane by myself to head out to California,

Flying the Friendly Skies Again

  Dispatches from JFK Airport …. California, here I come! Although the skies today are not nearly as friendly as they once were, I still think nothing of leaving on a jet plane by myself to head out to California,

The Problem With Aging Is the Problem

The real problem with aging is that we consider it a problem We don’t need to defy aging. We need to embrace it and not see it through the lens of decline. Or diminishment The images of “older women” were

The Problem With Aging Is the Problem

The real problem with aging is that we consider it a problem We don’t need to defy aging. We need to embrace it and not see it through the lens of decline. Or diminishment The images of “older women” were