Author Archives: sallyedelstein

Gay Pride Flag and Vintage illustration

LGBTQ in the Workplace- Lavender Scare

As the Supreme Court convenes to decide whether employers can legally fire workers because they are LGBTQ, it’s worth taking a look back at the U.S. government’s own shameful history, when not that long ago, thousands of hard-working, qualified Americans

Gay Pride Flag and Vintage illustration

LGBTQ in the Workplace- Lavender Scare

As the Supreme Court convenes to decide whether employers can legally fire workers because they are LGBTQ, it’s worth taking a look back at the U.S. government’s own shameful history, when not that long ago, thousands of hard-working, qualified Americans

The Fantasy of False Charges

“Fake charges.  Another fantasy to hurt Republicans,” spews an American President. “Total witchhunt”blasts anotherr. “THE GREATEST SCAM  IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLITICS” Richard Nixon thought it, but  Donald Trump tweeted it out in bold type. Gaslighting the American people

The Fantasy of False Charges

“Fake charges.  Another fantasy to hurt Republicans,” spews an American President. “Total witchhunt”blasts anotherr. “THE GREATEST SCAM  IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLITICS” Richard Nixon thought it, but  Donald Trump tweeted it out in bold type. Gaslighting the American people

world trade center

World Trade Center Remembered

From The Vault: I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall. Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy

world trade center

World Trade Center Remembered

From The Vault: I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall. Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy

Rhoda Morgenstern Valerie Harper

Rhoda Remembered

Where Mary Richards was the girl next door, Rhoda  Morgenstern really was the girl down the block. Never before in TV Land had I heard someone TAWK like Rhoda. That voice, those dropped “r’s” so familiar, a constant in my

Rhoda Morgenstern Valerie Harper

Rhoda Remembered

Where Mary Richards was the girl next door, Rhoda  Morgenstern really was the girl down the block. Never before in TV Land had I heard someone TAWK like Rhoda. That voice, those dropped “r’s” so familiar, a constant in my

Vintage Brownie camera

Summer Season’s End

  Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmother’s Long Island beach club. Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white

Vintage Brownie camera

Summer Season’s End

  Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmother’s Long Island beach club. Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white

Toni Morrison’s Lessons

Words matter. We are witnessing the urgency of that right now. America is in crises. No one understood that better than novelist Toni Morrison. The brilliant Nobel laureate knew the power of words. Her eloquent expressions informed us and inspired

Toni Morrison’s Lessons

Words matter. We are witnessing the urgency of that right now. America is in crises. No one understood that better than novelist Toni Morrison. The brilliant Nobel laureate knew the power of words. Her eloquent expressions informed us and inspired

Donald Trump

Who Pulled the Trigger?

“Mental illness and hatred pulled the trigger…” Trump remarked Monday morning about the latest mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. For once he is right. Our White Supremacist In Chief is not only a hate-filled racist he is mentally

Donald Trump

Who Pulled the Trigger?

“Mental illness and hatred pulled the trigger…” Trump remarked Monday morning about the latest mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. For once he is right. Our White Supremacist In Chief is not only a hate-filled racist he is mentally

mass shootings in America thoughts and Prayers

American Carnage Again and Again

  Saying prayers is not enough. Again. Our Congressional leaders need to get up off their knees and do something about gun violence and ban assault rifles. Offering prayers but failing to act to end gun violence make their prayers

mass shootings in America thoughts and Prayers

American Carnage Again and Again

  Saying prayers is not enough. Again. Our Congressional leaders need to get up off their knees and do something about gun violence and ban assault rifles. Offering prayers but failing to act to end gun violence make their prayers

Vintage School book Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein- No Stranger to Trouble

  Like every little girl and boy I was taught to be wary of stranger’s invitations – don’t speak to strangers.     Strangers we were warned, are scary people who drive around in cars and offer you a ride

Vintage School book Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein- No Stranger to Trouble

  Like every little girl and boy I was taught to be wary of stranger’s invitations – don’t speak to strangers.     Strangers we were warned, are scary people who drive around in cars and offer you a ride

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age