Category Archives: History

Art Collage Sally Edelstein

A Fractured State of Our Union

After the calamitous events of 2020 can we piece the country back together even as the state of our union is being torn to shreds? The perpetuation of myths, lies, and fears both old & new is ripping our nation

Art Collage Sally Edelstein

A Fractured State of Our Union

After the calamitous events of 2020 can we piece the country back together even as the state of our union is being torn to shreds? The perpetuation of myths, lies, and fears both old & new is ripping our nation

9/11 Twenty Years Ago

September 10, 2001. It was 20 years ago …the day before the world changed forever; and one in which my own world went through a life-altering change of its own. I had just moved into a newly built house in

9/11 Twenty Years Ago

September 10, 2001. It was 20 years ago …the day before the world changed forever; and one in which my own world went through a life-altering change of its own. I had just moved into a newly built house in

Abortions Back to the Past  Heartbeats and Heartache

Nearly a decade to the day from when Roe v Wade was passed, I had an abortion. If I lived in Dallas today, it never would have happened. It was a blustery day in late January 1983 and the N.Y.C.

Abortions Back to the Past  Heartbeats and Heartache

Nearly a decade to the day from when Roe v Wade was passed, I had an abortion. If I lived in Dallas today, it never would have happened. It was a blustery day in late January 1983 and the N.Y.C.

Personal Sacrifice for the Greater Good is the American Way

If a segment of nobody-tells-me-what-to-do-keep-the-government-off-my-back American’s still whinge at the thought of a mask mandate while shedding crocodile tears about the discomfort, inconvenience, and infringement on their freedom, how in hell would these self-serving “patriots” feel if suddenly Uncle Sam

Personal Sacrifice for the Greater Good is the American Way

If a segment of nobody-tells-me-what-to-do-keep-the-government-off-my-back American’s still whinge at the thought of a mask mandate while shedding crocodile tears about the discomfort, inconvenience, and infringement on their freedom, how in hell would these self-serving “patriots” feel if suddenly Uncle Sam

The Toxic Workplace and the Entitled Male. Getting Personal with the Personnel is Not OK

There was a time when sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace were laughed off, dismissed as good-natured fun. “Boys will be boys,” said with a shrug of the shoulders. “It’s just who they are,” whispered in ladies’ rooms with

The Toxic Workplace and the Entitled Male. Getting Personal with the Personnel is Not OK

There was a time when sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace were laughed off, dismissed as good-natured fun. “Boys will be boys,” said with a shrug of the shoulders. “It’s just who they are,” whispered in ladies’ rooms with

Who are the Real Crisis Actors in Our Democracy?

The only crisis actors during the Capitol insurrection were the domestic terrorists posing as patriots. The unthinkable crisis they created in our democracy was all too real. Worst Performance Shame on you Laura Ingraham. How dare you Tucker Carlson for

Who are the Real Crisis Actors in Our Democracy?

The only crisis actors during the Capitol insurrection were the domestic terrorists posing as patriots. The unthinkable crisis they created in our democracy was all too real. Worst Performance Shame on you Laura Ingraham. How dare you Tucker Carlson for

Remembering Real Space Champions

Jeff  Bezo’s penisrocketing into the great blue yonder left me frankly unsatisfied. I’m old enough to remember real space heroes, not self-indulgent corporate billionaires looking for a mid-life thrill ride. If kids today see billionaires as the new models for

Remembering Real Space Champions

Jeff  Bezo’s penisrocketing into the great blue yonder left me frankly unsatisfied. I’m old enough to remember real space heroes, not self-indulgent corporate billionaires looking for a mid-life thrill ride. If kids today see billionaires as the new models for

Hands Tied

After George Floyd the Fight For Justice Continues

The image of disgraced former police officer Derek Chauvin’s hands cuffed behind his back is an indelible image. America did right yesterday. At least for George Floyd. Yesterday, in Minneapolis truth and justice were truly the American way. A 17-year-old

Hands Tied

After George Floyd the Fight For Justice Continues

The image of disgraced former police officer Derek Chauvin’s hands cuffed behind his back is an indelible image. America did right yesterday. At least for George Floyd. Yesterday, in Minneapolis truth and justice were truly the American way. A 17-year-old

Driving While Black. Facing the Facts of Life Again

A killing. Again. Once more, another shooting of a Black man by the police. How many more times can I keep writing that. How many times can we keep saying that, reading that, living that? How many times can we

Driving While Black. Facing the Facts of Life Again

A killing. Again. Once more, another shooting of a Black man by the police. How many more times can I keep writing that. How many times can we keep saying that, reading that, living that? How many times can we

Active Shooter…Only in America

This is an illness in our country more virulent than the coronavirus which is killing our citizens. The unregulated, fetishized gun culture, the very symbol to many as the essence of freedom. Oh, how Americans cherish their freedoms. Under the

Active Shooter…Only in America

This is an illness in our country more virulent than the coronavirus which is killing our citizens. The unregulated, fetishized gun culture, the very symbol to many as the essence of freedom. Oh, how Americans cherish their freedoms. Under the