Category Archives: History

Irene Cara We Will Remember Your Name

  My heart still races and my endorphins rise whenever I hear this song….what a feeling! Who didn’t want to live forever? If you were young, creative, ambitious, and living in New York City the center of the universe when

Irene Cara We Will Remember Your Name

  My heart still races and my endorphins rise whenever I hear this song….what a feeling! Who didn’t want to live forever? If you were young, creative, ambitious, and living in New York City the center of the universe when

How Thanksgiving Leftovers Created the TV Dinner

  Thanksgiving and leftovers go together. For many, it’s their favorite part of Thanksgiving.   Days of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce combined together in all sorts of configurations keep the warm holiday feeling going. In fact it was one

How Thanksgiving Leftovers Created the TV Dinner

  Thanksgiving and leftovers go together. For many, it’s their favorite part of Thanksgiving.   Days of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce combined together in all sorts of configurations keep the warm holiday feeling going. In fact it was one

American Hate- Who’s Keeping Count?

I’ve lost count. Of all the mass shootings. Of murdered children, LGBTQ, African Americans, and Jews. I’ve lost count of all the violence. The vicious name-calling. Defacing of property. I’ve lost count of all the hate crimes in our country.

American Hate- Who’s Keeping Count?

I’ve lost count. Of all the mass shootings. Of murdered children, LGBTQ, African Americans, and Jews. I’ve lost count of all the violence. The vicious name-calling. Defacing of property. I’ve lost count of all the hate crimes in our country.

I Am a Jew and I am Proud

I was just called a “kike.” And not just a plain old kike but a “subversive kike.” It sent shivers down my spine. This comment came from a misguided reader of this blog, who had earlier made a snide comment

I Am a Jew and I am Proud

I was just called a “kike.” And not just a plain old kike but a “subversive kike.” It sent shivers down my spine. This comment came from a misguided reader of this blog, who had earlier made a snide comment

Honor Our Past.Vote Today

As I walked inside my Town Hall today to cast my vote, the sight of this cast bronze monument that stands outside the stately building surrounded by a sea of waving American flags was particularly poignant bringing a lump to

Honor Our Past.Vote Today

As I walked inside my Town Hall today to cast my vote, the sight of this cast bronze monument that stands outside the stately building surrounded by a sea of waving American flags was particularly poignant bringing a lump to

Vote Your Conscience Not Your Party

Bring in the Clowns It’s no secret that clowns and whack-a-doodles have officially hijacked the Republican party. The once-upon-a-time Grand Old Party is now the antithesis of grand, populated with haters, sycophants, and conspiracy theorists. While many long-time members have

Vote Your Conscience Not Your Party

Bring in the Clowns It’s no secret that clowns and whack-a-doodles have officially hijacked the Republican party. The once-upon-a-time Grand Old Party is now the antithesis of grand, populated with haters, sycophants, and conspiracy theorists. While many long-time members have

Sally Edelstein reading Mad

My Tribute to MAD Magazine

In a world gone mad, I still find comfort in reading my old MAD Magazines.  On the occasion of this classic magazine turning 70, I paid tribute. Please enjoy my essay in Next Tribe. Growing Up in a Mad, Mad,

Sally Edelstein reading Mad

My Tribute to MAD Magazine

In a world gone mad, I still find comfort in reading my old MAD Magazines.  On the occasion of this classic magazine turning 70, I paid tribute. Please enjoy my essay in Next Tribe. Growing Up in a Mad, Mad,

Cuban Missile Crises at 60

  The cold war chill I caught as a child is directly connected to events that happened sixty years ago today.  The Cuban Missile Crisis gave me a case of nuclear jitters that have stayed with me ever since. Now,

Cuban Missile Crises at 60

  The cold war chill I caught as a child is directly connected to events that happened sixty years ago today.  The Cuban Missile Crisis gave me a case of nuclear jitters that have stayed with me ever since. Now,

Paper Trail

Rumors of paper’s death are greatly exaggerated. That surely will be the takeaway for anyone who visits my studio and home this weekend for the Heckscher Museum Art Studio Tour this Sunday, Oct 16. While its death was predicted as

Paper Trail

Rumors of paper’s death are greatly exaggerated. That surely will be the takeaway for anyone who visits my studio and home this weekend for the Heckscher Museum Art Studio Tour this Sunday, Oct 16. While its death was predicted as

A Summer Book Ended by Queen Elizabeth

As many may know I love paper. I still need to hold history in my hands. An avid collector of ephemera, along with hundreds of boxes filled with a century’s worth of vintage magazines I also collect newspapers past and

A Summer Book Ended by Queen Elizabeth

As many may know I love paper. I still need to hold history in my hands. An avid collector of ephemera, along with hundreds of boxes filled with a century’s worth of vintage magazines I also collect newspapers past and