Category Archives: baby boomers

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

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Mothers and Daughters – A Different Kind of Love Story – Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Of all the roles women are required to fill in this society, daughterhood is universal. Is there a daughter who didn’t devolve into tears after having watched Bright Lights,  Fisher Steven’s brilliant documentary on the remarkable relationship between Carrie Fisher

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Mothers and Daughters – A Different Kind of Love Story – Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Of all the roles women are required to fill in this society, daughterhood is universal. Is there a daughter who didn’t devolve into tears after having watched Bright Lights,  Fisher Steven’s brilliant documentary on the remarkable relationship between Carrie Fisher

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Carrie Fisher- May Her Force Be With Us

As many are mourning Princess Leia, I am mourning the grown up, bone-fide, bad-ass woman who that iconic bun headed dream girl of their childhood grew up to be; the raw, irreverent, inspiring, one of a kind powerhouse in Hollywood

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Carrie Fisher- May Her Force Be With Us

As many are mourning Princess Leia, I am mourning the grown up, bone-fide, bad-ass woman who that iconic bun headed dream girl of their childhood grew up to be; the raw, irreverent, inspiring, one of a kind powerhouse in Hollywood

Daisy Guns Xmas ad

Gun’s Aim to Please For Xmas

Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of a good ol’ American gun. For decades Americans of all ages have squealed at the sight of a shotgun at Christmas. And nothing cheers up a dull droopy holiday party like target

Daisy Guns Xmas ad

Gun’s Aim to Please For Xmas

Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of a good ol’ American gun. For decades Americans of all ages have squealed at the sight of a shotgun at Christmas. And nothing cheers up a dull droopy holiday party like target

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Dreaming of a White Christmas

From the Christmas Vault: 50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a

Xmas Santa Jesus White

Dreaming of a White Christmas

From the Christmas Vault: 50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a

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Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

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Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

Is This Tomorrow America Under Communism

The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

Is the Cold War being taken out of deep freeze? The accusations of Russia’s interference in our presidential election has sent a big chill down my spine, as childhood memories of the Cold War are quickly defrosted.  As distrust and

Is This Tomorrow America Under Communism

The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

Is the Cold War being taken out of deep freeze? The accusations of Russia’s interference in our presidential election has sent a big chill down my spine, as childhood memories of the Cold War are quickly defrosted.  As distrust and

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

Lucy Dolly Madison Cake ad

Merchandising First Ladies

Melania Trump is getting a lot of heat for  promoting her jewelry line on a government  site. But is Melania the first First Lady to cash in on her husband’s name? Rutherford  B. Hayes wife Lucy, an advocate of temperance

Lucy Dolly Madison Cake ad

Merchandising First Ladies

Melania Trump is getting a lot of heat for  promoting her jewelry line on a government  site. But is Melania the first First Lady to cash in on her husband’s name? Rutherford  B. Hayes wife Lucy, an advocate of temperance