Monthly Archives: March 2016

Patty Duke Album "Dont Just Stand There" 1965

Patty Duke A Go-Go

  As an actress, Patty Duke was a true miracle worker. The fact that viewers of the popular Patty Duke Show bought into this improbable story of identical cousins who looked alike, laughed alike, walked alike and  at times even

Patty Duke Album "Dont Just Stand There" 1965

Patty Duke A Go-Go

  As an actress, Patty Duke was a true miracle worker. The fact that viewers of the popular Patty Duke Show bought into this improbable story of identical cousins who looked alike, laughed alike, walked alike and  at times even

vintage illustration 1950s husband and wife

Atomic Passion – The Utterly Unauthorized Story of My Conception

It was spring 1954. While the Cold War was frozen solid, thanks to a temporary thaw in my parents own chilly clashes, I would be conceived on a sweltering hot night that June.   The year had started with a

vintage illustration 1950s husband and wife

Atomic Passion – The Utterly Unauthorized Story of My Conception

It was spring 1954. While the Cold War was frozen solid, thanks to a temporary thaw in my parents own chilly clashes, I would be conceived on a sweltering hot night that June.   The year had started with a

Brussells Worlds Fair 1958 Poster

When Brussels Beckoned

Once upon a time the world gathered in lovely Brussels to celebrate peace, now the world unites again, this time  in sorrow and support of the senseless terrorist attacks in Belgium. In the spring and summer of  1958  Belgium welcomed

Brussells Worlds Fair 1958 Poster

When Brussels Beckoned

Once upon a time the world gathered in lovely Brussels to celebrate peace, now the world unites again, this time  in sorrow and support of the senseless terrorist attacks in Belgium. In the spring and summer of  1958  Belgium welcomed

WWII Dont Talk taped mouth

Free Speech – Let Him Talk

“Get em outta here,” growls Trump at one of his rallies. Sucker punched in the name of loving this country, anti-Trump protesters are taunted, manhandled by zealous Trump supporters wanting to make America Great again. As brawling and bullying become

WWII Dont Talk taped mouth

Free Speech – Let Him Talk

“Get em outta here,” growls Trump at one of his rallies. Sucker punched in the name of loving this country, anti-Trump protesters are taunted, manhandled by zealous Trump supporters wanting to make America Great again. As brawling and bullying become

Travel to Cuba Vintage ad

Crazy For Cuba

The deep freeze between Cuba and the U.S is thawing. It’s hard to overrate the significance of President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba because as recently as 18 months ago the very idea of a sitting U.S. president stepping foot

Travel to Cuba Vintage ad

Crazy For Cuba

The deep freeze between Cuba and the U.S is thawing. It’s hard to overrate the significance of President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba because as recently as 18 months ago the very idea of a sitting U.S. president stepping foot

Lucky Leprechaun Lucky Charms Cereal comic

A Magically Delicious St. Patrick’s Day

Wishing everybody a magically delicious St Patrick’s Day! Sugar Frosted Flakes took a back seat especially on St. Patrick’s Day when General Mill’s Lucky Charms was introduced in 1964. A bowl full of magically delicious charms in the shape of

Lucky Leprechaun Lucky Charms Cereal comic

A Magically Delicious St. Patrick’s Day

Wishing everybody a magically delicious St Patrick’s Day! Sugar Frosted Flakes took a back seat especially on St. Patrick’s Day when General Mill’s Lucky Charms was introduced in 1964. A bowl full of magically delicious charms in the shape of

WWI poster Food Conservation Immigrants

I Pledge Allegiance – Women & Food in WWI

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWI poster Food Conservation Immigrants

I Pledge Allegiance – Women & Food in WWI

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWI Food Conservation Eat Less Bread

Women and Food Will Win the War – WWI

Food shaming is nothing new Nearly 100 years ago dietary transgressions were darn near treasonable. Not unlike today there was a moralization of food choices but it was based less on nutrition and health than patriotism. A century before the

WWI Food Conservation Eat Less Bread

Women and Food Will Win the War – WWI

Food shaming is nothing new Nearly 100 years ago dietary transgressions were darn near treasonable. Not unlike today there was a moralization of food choices but it was based less on nutrition and health than patriotism. A century before the

AIDS Silence equals death poster

AIDS and Ronald Reagan

When it came to AIDS, Ronald Reagan’s silence was deafening. More than 20,000 Americans died before Ronald Reagan could bring himself to say the word AIDS in public because it was a “Gay Plague.” No, let’s be clear, Reagan did

AIDS Silence equals death poster

AIDS and Ronald Reagan

When it came to AIDS, Ronald Reagan’s silence was deafening. More than 20,000 Americans died before Ronald Reagan could bring himself to say the word AIDS in public because it was a “Gay Plague.” No, let’s be clear, Reagan did

vintage suburban man at barbecue steaks

America at Steak

More Sizzle Than Steak Donald Trump can  boast about his juicy steaks all he wants but when it comes to substance and policy…where’s the beef? The Republican front runner is plainly just more sizzle than steak. There’s just too much

vintage suburban man at barbecue steaks

America at Steak

More Sizzle Than Steak Donald Trump can  boast about his juicy steaks all he wants but when it comes to substance and policy…where’s the beef? The Republican front runner is plainly just more sizzle than steak. There’s just too much