Category Archives: American Way

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Police Brutality Choking Blacks

Choking on Our Civil Rights Again

I can’t breathe. It is happening yet again. And on Memorial Day. Police Brutality is an American tradition perpetrated on African Americans the year-round. With echos of Eric Garner, Minneapolis Police Officer Derik Chauvin kneeled on an unarmed and handcuffed

Police Brutality Choking Blacks

Choking on Our Civil Rights Again

I can’t breathe. It is happening yet again. And on Memorial Day. Police Brutality is an American tradition perpetrated on African Americans the year-round. With echos of Eric Garner, Minneapolis Police Officer Derik Chauvin kneeled on an unarmed and handcuffed

American Casualties of COVID

This Memorial Day is unlike any we have experienced in our lifetime. For one group of Americans, this Memorial Day means temporarily giving up cherished holiday rituals. For them there will be no beaches, back yard barbecues, or blockbuster movies.

American Casualties of COVID

This Memorial Day is unlike any we have experienced in our lifetime. For one group of Americans, this Memorial Day means temporarily giving up cherished holiday rituals. For them there will be no beaches, back yard barbecues, or blockbuster movies.

Trump and Henry Ford

Trump is Bloody Awful

Donald Trump doesn’t need to wear a mask. His hateful self is unmasked every day. During a visit to  a Ford plant in Michigan, Trump praised  Henry Ford, a notorious anti-semite and proponent of eugenics for his “good bloodlines.” White

Trump and Henry Ford

Trump is Bloody Awful

Donald Trump doesn’t need to wear a mask. His hateful self is unmasked every day. During a visit to  a Ford plant in Michigan, Trump praised  Henry Ford, a notorious anti-semite and proponent of eugenics for his “good bloodlines.” White

The Ckeaver Family Nuclear Family For the Nuclear Age

Leave It To Beaver- A Spoon Full of Sugar For The Cold War

  Mayfield is in mourning. Eddie Haskell has died. A generation of baby boomers has lost yet another cultural icon with the passing of Ken Osmond who played that two-faced, smooth-talking suck-up in six seasons of Leave it To Beaver.

The Ckeaver Family Nuclear Family For the Nuclear Age

Leave It To Beaver- A Spoon Full of Sugar For The Cold War

  Mayfield is in mourning. Eddie Haskell has died. A generation of baby boomers has lost yet another cultural icon with the passing of Ken Osmond who played that two-faced, smooth-talking suck-up in six seasons of Leave it To Beaver.

Vintage 1923 illustration crowds health message

Crowds Breed Contagions – Lessons From 1918

Social distancing seems to be a distant thought to some people. The epidemic of crowds gathering has multiplied from sea to shining sea as photos of people defying social distancing have gone viral. Mob filled restaurants on Mothers Day in

Vintage 1923 illustration crowds health message

Crowds Breed Contagions – Lessons From 1918

Social distancing seems to be a distant thought to some people. The epidemic of crowds gathering has multiplied from sea to shining sea as photos of people defying social distancing have gone viral. Mob filled restaurants on Mothers Day in

Statue of Libert Crying

America’s Virus

There is a virus in America; a contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it. In reflection,

Statue of Libert Crying

America’s Virus

There is a virus in America; a contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it. In reflection,

Lysol ad 1918 Spanish Flu

Lysol and the Spanish Flu of 1918

Curious to see if Lysol weighed in on another epidemic, I came across this ad. Lysol did factor in another epidemic- the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic running a series of ads.  The disinfectant was endorsed by the Board of Health

Lysol ad 1918 Spanish Flu

Lysol and the Spanish Flu of 1918

Curious to see if Lysol weighed in on another epidemic, I came across this ad. Lysol did factor in another epidemic- the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic running a series of ads.  The disinfectant was endorsed by the Board of Health

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of