Category Archives: American Way

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

Jeffrey Epstein Donald Trump

Jeffrey Epstein’s Sordid Secret

Jeffrey Epstein’s sordid secret is out. The  secret fraternity of entitled, powerful, and moneyed men is no longer a secret. This rarefied world is rotting from the head down. Everything about this sex scandal is putrid. A noxious odor is

Jeffrey Epstein Donald Trump

Jeffrey Epstein’s Sordid Secret

Jeffrey Epstein’s sordid secret is out. The  secret fraternity of entitled, powerful, and moneyed men is no longer a secret. This rarefied world is rotting from the head down. Everything about this sex scandal is putrid. A noxious odor is

Mad Magazine 1971

A World Without Mad

What Me Worry? I am MAD. After 67 years MAD Magazine will cease publishing this fall. It will no longer be found on newsstands but sold via subscription. There will be no new material, just “best of content” and end

Mad Magazine 1971

A World Without Mad

What Me Worry? I am MAD. After 67 years MAD Magazine will cease publishing this fall. It will no longer be found on newsstands but sold via subscription. There will be no new material, just “best of content” and end

Donald’s Fourth of July Parade

Little Donnie sees a parade What a big day for Little Donnie He will have a parade, too. He will have a children’s parade. On July Fourth.   Donnie saw a parade. Donnie wants big toys in his parade. Big

Donald’s Fourth of July Parade

Little Donnie sees a parade What a big day for Little Donnie He will have a parade, too. He will have a children’s parade. On July Fourth.   Donnie saw a parade. Donnie wants big toys in his parade. Big

The Deplorable Stain of the Detention Camps

There is a stench in America; a foul stain so deep on our country no amount of soap can wash it away. The noxious stink emanating from our southern border is less from the unsanitary camps holding these poor abused

The Deplorable Stain of the Detention Camps

There is a stench in America; a foul stain so deep on our country no amount of soap can wash it away. The noxious stink emanating from our southern border is less from the unsanitary camps holding these poor abused

Watching News of D Day

D Day on the Homefront

It was June 1944. It was wartime. While my father Marvin was spit-polishing his regulation army boots in the jungles of New Guinea, on the other side of the globe my teenage bobby soxer mother Betty polished up her saddles

Watching News of D Day

D Day on the Homefront

It was June 1944. It was wartime. While my father Marvin was spit-polishing his regulation army boots in the jungles of New Guinea, on the other side of the globe my teenage bobby soxer mother Betty polished up her saddles