Category Archives: baby boomers

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 Window Into My World

If you are in the New York area on October 16th I am inviting the public into my home and studio for an archaeological dig into the mid-century culture. As part of the Heckscher Museum of Arts Long Island Biennial

A Window Into My World

If you are in the New York area on October 16th I am inviting the public into my home and studio for an archaeological dig into the mid-century culture. As part of the Heckscher Museum of Arts Long Island Biennial

How To Downsize Without Feeling Depressed- The Ethel

Sometimes downsizing isn’t a choice but thrust on you. When you are both a serious collector and sentimentalist like me that is never easy. But when 2 tragedies nearly back to back forced me to discard beloved things, I discovered

How To Downsize Without Feeling Depressed- The Ethel

Sometimes downsizing isn’t a choice but thrust on you. When you are both a serious collector and sentimentalist like me that is never easy. But when 2 tragedies nearly back to back forced me to discard beloved things, I discovered

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Gee Wally, Was There Really A Cold War?

Mayfield is in mourning. Wally Cleaver, Beaver’s gentle, big brother was reported to have died this past Tuesday. No prank of Eddie Haskell, the fact was Wally remained in hospice close to death. Now with his confirmed passing on July

Gee Wally, Was There Really A Cold War?

Mayfield is in mourning. Wally Cleaver, Beaver’s gentle, big brother was reported to have died this past Tuesday. No prank of Eddie Haskell, the fact was Wally remained in hospice close to death. Now with his confirmed passing on July

A Birthday Tribute to my Beach Loving Mother Betty

I got my deep love of the water and the beach from my beloved mother Betty. Born in Brooklyn on Bastille Day, her lifelong enthusiasm for the sand and surf was deeply infectious and I caught the beach bug very

A Birthday Tribute to my Beach Loving Mother Betty

I got my deep love of the water and the beach from my beloved mother Betty. Born in Brooklyn on Bastille Day, her lifelong enthusiasm for the sand and surf was deeply infectious and I caught the beach bug very