Category Archives: History

Sally Edelstein NYC Subway 2020

A Return to New York City   

I recently wandered the streets of Manhattan. Though a seemingly unremarkable activity for someone who has done just that for over 50 years, in the time of the coronavirus it took on new significance. A week ago I took a

Sally Edelstein NYC Subway 2020

A Return to New York City   

I recently wandered the streets of Manhattan. Though a seemingly unremarkable activity for someone who has done just that for over 50 years, in the time of the coronavirus it took on new significance. A week ago I took a

John kennedy

Remembering JFK and My Weekly Reader

  While others relied on Walter Cronkite for their news of the Kennedy Assassination, My Weekly Reader was the newspaper of record for the grade-school set. The popular publication was a weekly newspaper that covered current events for elementary school

John kennedy

Remembering JFK and My Weekly Reader

  While others relied on Walter Cronkite for their news of the Kennedy Assassination, My Weekly Reader was the newspaper of record for the grade-school set. The popular publication was a weekly newspaper that covered current events for elementary school

Times SQ Celebration 2020 1945

Americans Celebrating Victory WWII and 2020

The waiting had been agonizing. Rumors and intimations both good and bad were rampant.  The anxieties and melodrama made biding our time excruciating. Would we be victorious and vanquish an evil authoritarian once and for all? Tension was at a

Times SQ Celebration 2020 1945

Americans Celebrating Victory WWII and 2020

The waiting had been agonizing. Rumors and intimations both good and bad were rampant.  The anxieties and melodrama made biding our time excruciating. Would we be victorious and vanquish an evil authoritarian once and for all? Tension was at a

We the People Did It

We the People did it. We the People pulled America away from the edge of the precipice it was teetering on. We the People saved the American Dream for another generation We saved democracy by acting like Americans. As other

We the People Did It

We the People did it. We the People pulled America away from the edge of the precipice it was teetering on. We the People saved the American Dream for another generation We saved democracy by acting like Americans. As other

Amy Barrett Piano and Mother

Don’t Judge Me Because I Can’t Play the Piano

I never had piano lessons. Can’t tickle the ivories at all. Which now might very well disqualify me from sitting on the Supreme Court, my lack of law degree notwithstanding. That was my take away from the confirmation hearings for

Amy Barrett Piano and Mother

Don’t Judge Me Because I Can’t Play the Piano

I never had piano lessons. Can’t tickle the ivories at all. Which now might very well disqualify me from sitting on the Supreme Court, my lack of law degree notwithstanding. That was my take away from the confirmation hearings for

Happy 80th Birthday John Lennon

I could never have imagined when I got this John Lennon doll in 1964 and listened to the Beatle’s “Can’t Buy Me Love” on this globe transistor radio, that he might one day be celebrating being 80 years old. If

Happy 80th Birthday John Lennon

I could never have imagined when I got this John Lennon doll in 1964 and listened to the Beatle’s “Can’t Buy Me Love” on this globe transistor radio, that he might one day be celebrating being 80 years old. If

Fly Danger poster

Flies- The Fear Factor

  “Listen…..Do you hear it?” “Bzzzzzzz……It’s coming back……a buzzing creeping crawling nightmare of terror…..the return of the fly” That may have been the opening trailer in the 1959 Vincent Price movie Return of the Fly but it was a real-life

Fly Danger poster

Flies- The Fear Factor

  “Listen…..Do you hear it?” “Bzzzzzzz……It’s coming back……a buzzing creeping crawling nightmare of terror…..the return of the fly” That may have been the opening trailer in the 1959 Vincent Price movie Return of the Fly but it was a real-life

Kamala Will Pummel Pence

Mike Pence is going to need plenty o’ Jesus Bandages after Kamala pummels him tonight in the debates! Kamala is ready for action! Is it possible it’s only been a week since the first presidential debacle/debate? Like most, I am

Kamala Will Pummel Pence

Mike Pence is going to need plenty o’ Jesus Bandages after Kamala pummels him tonight in the debates! Kamala is ready for action! Is it possible it’s only been a week since the first presidential debacle/debate? Like most, I am

Macho Man Not Mucho Macho

The myth Trump wants to perpetuate – the warrior leader as a physical specimen of manly strength was deflated pretty quickly Monday night, as quickly as his lungs deflated causing him to gasp for breath. He wanted to emerge from

Macho Man Not Mucho Macho

The myth Trump wants to perpetuate – the warrior leader as a physical specimen of manly strength was deflated pretty quickly Monday night, as quickly as his lungs deflated causing him to gasp for breath. He wanted to emerge from

Nazis, Neo Nazis and Donald Trump

For This Jewish Woman, Past Has Become Present and No One Should Be Proud

Last night the President of the United State of America refused to condemn white supremacy, enabling and ennobling them. On national TV. The same America whose story of the triumph of good over evil was the lessons of WWII. Now

Nazis, Neo Nazis and Donald Trump

For This Jewish Woman, Past Has Become Present and No One Should Be Proud

Last night the President of the United State of America refused to condemn white supremacy, enabling and ennobling them. On national TV. The same America whose story of the triumph of good over evil was the lessons of WWII. Now