Category Archives: History

Kenneth Clark Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral Burns and Civilization Weeps

Centuries of history have disappeared before our disbelieving eyes. An unspeakable tragedy as we watch the past burn away. Like everyone who gathered around screens big and small to watch this terrible loss for humanity, I felt united in our

Kenneth Clark Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral Burns and Civilization Weeps

Centuries of history have disappeared before our disbelieving eyes. An unspeakable tragedy as we watch the past burn away. Like everyone who gathered around screens big and small to watch this terrible loss for humanity, I felt united in our

Candidates Kissing Babys

Will Campaign Baby Kissing Become Taboo?

Politics is a touchy business. There was a time when a kiss and a big hug was de rigour for a politician. Pressing the flesh is a vital part of a campaign. Politicians shake hands, they hug, and there is

Candidates Kissing Babys

Will Campaign Baby Kissing Become Taboo?

Politics is a touchy business. There was a time when a kiss and a big hug was de rigour for a politician. Pressing the flesh is a vital part of a campaign. Politicians shake hands, they hug, and there is

 Parkland Shooting Tragedy – The After Shocks

Not all wounds are visible. The trauma the children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School experienced did not end with the last bullet fired on that ghastly day in Parkland. That’s when it begins. The unrelenting gunfire pierced many more

 Parkland Shooting Tragedy – The After Shocks

Not all wounds are visible. The trauma the children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School experienced did not end with the last bullet fired on that ghastly day in Parkland. That’s when it begins. The unrelenting gunfire pierced many more

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Great Hemline Battle 1970 Mini v.s. Midi

1970 was a year of great cultural divides. Alongside war protests and racial unrest, women were in revolt. But in a year of turmoil there was one divisive issue that  captivated the media. A hot button topic if ever there

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Channeling Nixon

Roger Stone’s tattoo notwithstanding, I’m not sure Tricky Dick would be the image I’d want to replicate right now. As Stone exits the Florida courtroom after his arrest,  the former campaign aide boldly strikes the infamous Nixon victory pose. Ironically

Channeling Nixon

Roger Stone’s tattoo notwithstanding, I’m not sure Tricky Dick would be the image I’d want to replicate right now. As Stone exits the Florida courtroom after his arrest,  the former campaign aide boldly strikes the infamous Nixon victory pose. Ironically

Income Inequality A Chilling History

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

Income Inequality A Chilling History

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

vintage illustration army enlistment

Transgender Ban – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Serve

The worn out battle over who can serve in our military has resumed once again. Transgender Americans are now banned from serving openly in the military and protecting our nation. . This debate over who can be a legitimate soldier

vintage illustration army enlistment

Transgender Ban – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Serve

The worn out battle over who can serve in our military has resumed once again. Transgender Americans are now banned from serving openly in the military and protecting our nation. . This debate over who can be a legitimate soldier

Fast Food Fit For a King

The image of a gleeful Donald Trump serving up greasy fast food  on glittering silver platters to college football Champions in the splendor of the White House State Dining Room caused quite a social media stir. For some it was

Fast Food Fit For a King

The image of a gleeful Donald Trump serving up greasy fast food  on glittering silver platters to college football Champions in the splendor of the White House State Dining Room caused quite a social media stir. For some it was

Vintage Playbill Hello Dolly Carol Channing

Legendary Carol Channing

Carol Channing was Broadway royalty. Even as a 9-year-old, I knew when I saw Carol Channing perform “Hello Dolly” in 1964 I was witnessing pure magic. Seated in a plush seat at the St. James Theatre clutching my Playbill  I

Vintage Playbill Hello Dolly Carol Channing

Legendary Carol Channing

Carol Channing was Broadway royalty. Even as a 9-year-old, I knew when I saw Carol Channing perform “Hello Dolly” in 1964 I was witnessing pure magic. Seated in a plush seat at the St. James Theatre clutching my Playbill  I