Monthly Archives: August 2012

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In America the Skys the Limit

Neil Armstrong was the very embodiment of American Can-Do-ism . Crossing the finish line in the Cold War Space race, his one small step for man went a long way in establishing him as a genuine American hero who we

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In America the Skys the Limit

Neil Armstrong was the very embodiment of American Can-Do-ism . Crossing the finish line in the Cold War Space race, his one small step for man went a long way in establishing him as a genuine American hero who we

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A Feminist Storms Approachin’

Nearly 40 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of dialogue about women’s rights, its déjà vu all over again. As a storm approaches the Republican National Convention, women are already in the eye

Collage by Sally Edelstein

A Feminist Storms Approachin’

Nearly 40 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of dialogue about women’s rights, its déjà vu all over again. As a storm approaches the Republican National Convention, women are already in the eye

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High Noon at the Democratic Convention 1960 PartII

The 1960 Democratic Convention was a high-steppin, wild west of a  good time, and my family and myself had front row seats in front of our Philco. It was as rip roarin, rip snortin a time as any western on

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High Noon at the Democratic Convention 1960 PartII

The 1960 Democratic Convention was a high-steppin, wild west of a  good time, and my family and myself had front row seats in front of our Philco. It was as rip roarin, rip snortin a time as any western on

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High Noon at the 1960 Democratic Convention

  I wasn’t but knee-high to a lamb when Walter Cronkite sheparded me into the New Frontier that hot summer of 1960. A trustworthy thoroughbred if ever there was one, Walter “Curly” Cronkite safely steered me and my family through

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High Noon at the 1960 Democratic Convention

  I wasn’t but knee-high to a lamb when Walter Cronkite sheparded me into the New Frontier that hot summer of 1960. A trustworthy thoroughbred if ever there was one, Walter “Curly” Cronkite safely steered me and my family through

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Michigan- a Great Place To Be Born a Romney

Who knew a Michigan birth certificate was  something to crow about? Sure,  Michigan is a great place to visit, but according to Mitt Romney it’s so much more. It’s great place to be born, entitling each lucky recipient a gen-u-ine

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Michigan- a Great Place To Be Born a Romney

Who knew a Michigan birth certificate was  something to crow about? Sure,  Michigan is a great place to visit, but according to Mitt Romney it’s so much more. It’s great place to be born, entitling each lucky recipient a gen-u-ine

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I Have Seen The Future

  Tucked away among the flotsam and jetsam I have saved over the years is a pin-back button from the 1939 NY Worlds Fair stating boldly: I have seen the future. Given to me as a child by my mother,

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I Have Seen The Future

  Tucked away among the flotsam and jetsam I have saved over the years is a pin-back button from the 1939 NY Worlds Fair stating boldly: I have seen the future. Given to me as a child by my mother,

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Picnic in the Post-War Park

  Long before we became a fast food, disposable nation, picnicking required something more substantial and permanent than a Styrofoam clamshell  tossed in a brown paper bag. According to a 1948 advertisement  by Aladdin, every day was a holiday with

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Picnic in the Post-War Park

  Long before we became a fast food, disposable nation, picnicking required something more substantial and permanent than a Styrofoam clamshell  tossed in a brown paper bag. According to a 1948 advertisement  by Aladdin, every day was a holiday with

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Beach Club Paradise Protected

  Summer beach traffic during the Cold War had its own special flare. The huge-wrap around picture window in the rear of my Grandmothers Cadillac  offered unexcelled visibility to see and be seen, allowing uninterrupted lavish vistas of Long Beach

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Beach Club Paradise Protected

  Summer beach traffic during the Cold War had its own special flare. The huge-wrap around picture window in the rear of my Grandmothers Cadillac  offered unexcelled visibility to see and be seen, allowing uninterrupted lavish vistas of Long Beach

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Vacation With A Vintage View

High  fuel prices and the continuing economic slump has meant another summer of staycations for many Americans. So what’s a struggling family to do for fun this summer? What if you could experience the thrilling wonders of Yosemite, the cool

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Vacation With A Vintage View

High  fuel prices and the continuing economic slump has meant another summer of staycations for many Americans. So what’s a struggling family to do for fun this summer? What if you could experience the thrilling wonders of Yosemite, the cool

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Beach Club Paradise on Patrol

Life Guards During the 1950’s and 60’s my grandmother was in possession of prime beach club real estate on a narrow spit of land on suburban Long Island. A much coveted corner cabana,  we were treated to unobstructed vistas of

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Beach Club Paradise on Patrol

Life Guards During the 1950’s and 60’s my grandmother was in possession of prime beach club real estate on a narrow spit of land on suburban Long Island. A much coveted corner cabana,  we were treated to unobstructed vistas of