Category Archives: American Way

Whose Flag Is It?

I hate to say this on Flag Day but in recent years I’ve found myself fickle about the American flag. It wasn’t always so. For decades, with hand over heart, I dutifully pledged allegiance to the stars and stripes as

Whose Flag Is It?

I hate to say this on Flag Day but in recent years I’ve found myself fickle about the American flag. It wasn’t always so. For decades, with hand over heart, I dutifully pledged allegiance to the stars and stripes as

Happy Birthday Judy Garland

Judy Garland was my roommate in college. Sort of. I played this iconic album so often in college, that the grooves wore down. My first week of school at Syracuse University in the fall of 1973 was overwhelming. Nerves and

Happy Birthday Judy Garland

Judy Garland was my roommate in college. Sort of. I played this iconic album so often in college, that the grooves wore down. My first week of school at Syracuse University in the fall of 1973 was overwhelming. Nerves and

Goodbye Phone Booths

It’s the end of an era as phonebooths vanish from our landscape. Poor Clark Kent will have to find another changing room to morph into Superman. Those iconic glass and aluminum sanctuaries of privacy that once stood on nearly every

Goodbye Phone Booths

It’s the end of an era as phonebooths vanish from our landscape. Poor Clark Kent will have to find another changing room to morph into Superman. Those iconic glass and aluminum sanctuaries of privacy that once stood on nearly every

Walk In Their Shoes

Let us pray none of us ever have to walk in the shoes of a parent who lost a child to the horrors of a mass shooting by an AR-15 rifle, its devastation so complete that the only way to

Walk In Their Shoes

Let us pray none of us ever have to walk in the shoes of a parent who lost a child to the horrors of a mass shooting by an AR-15 rifle, its devastation so complete that the only way to

vintage illustration teachers gun

Guns Plus Teachers Does Not Equal Safety

Teachers + guns does not = safety. It’s bad math. And bad policy. It’s a simple equation – arming teachers doesn’t add up to safety in the classroom. Senator Ted Cruz gets an F in that subject. In the wake

vintage illustration teachers gun

Guns Plus Teachers Does Not Equal Safety

Teachers + guns does not = safety. It’s bad math. And bad policy. It’s a simple equation – arming teachers doesn’t add up to safety in the classroom. Senator Ted Cruz gets an F in that subject. In the wake

RFK campaign poster at home sally Karen 1968

Remembering Robert Kennedy

  1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists that propelled  Bernie’s campaign in 2016 felt similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up America’s youth. Including a barely

RFK campaign poster at home sally Karen 1968

Remembering Robert Kennedy

  1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists that propelled  Bernie’s campaign in 2016 felt similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up America’s youth. Including a barely

Marjorie Taylor Greene America First

Marjorie Taylor Greene Touts Christian Nationalism

I am a domestic terrorist. So is my rabbi. My 76-year-old husband is a terrorist as well.  According to Marjorie Taylor Greene so is everyone who sits at my Passover seder table. We are Jews. In God we trust. Just

Marjorie Taylor Greene America First

Marjorie Taylor Greene Touts Christian Nationalism

I am a domestic terrorist. So is my rabbi. My 76-year-old husband is a terrorist as well.  According to Marjorie Taylor Greene so is everyone who sits at my Passover seder table. We are Jews. In God we trust. Just

Royal Celebrations Fit For a Queen

Long live the Queen! Nothing seems more all-American than loving all things royal. When it comes to pomp and circumstance no one does it better. As Buckingham Palace is pulling out all the stops to mark  Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years

Royal Celebrations Fit For a Queen

Long live the Queen! Nothing seems more all-American than loving all things royal. When it comes to pomp and circumstance no one does it better. As Buckingham Palace is pulling out all the stops to mark  Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years

Vintage illustration WWII Soldier

Memorial Day- We Must Remember This

On Memorial Day we pay homage to all the soldiers who didn’t come home. To all those we lost in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi, and Afghanistan, this Buds for you! Memorial Day has the word “memorial” for a

Vintage illustration WWII Soldier

Memorial Day- We Must Remember This

On Memorial Day we pay homage to all the soldiers who didn’t come home. To all those we lost in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi, and Afghanistan, this Buds for you! Memorial Day has the word “memorial” for a

No More Mass Shootings

No more. There have been more mass shootings so far in 2022 than there have been days in the year. 27 alone have been school shootings. No more. Today is day 145 of the year, and the country has already

No More Mass Shootings

No more. There have been more mass shootings so far in 2022 than there have been days in the year. 27 alone have been school shootings. No more. Today is day 145 of the year, and the country has already