Category Archives: baby boomers

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

Vintage Superman Diversity

Truth? Justice? The American Way?

Are truth and justice still part of the  American Way? In Donald Trump’s America, these bedrocks of our democracy feel like they are eroding all too quickly While our serial liar, bully-in-chief  has separated and contained children from their migrant

Vintage Superman Diversity

Truth? Justice? The American Way?

Are truth and justice still part of the  American Way? In Donald Trump’s America, these bedrocks of our democracy feel like they are eroding all too quickly While our serial liar, bully-in-chief  has separated and contained children from their migrant

Vintage ad Suburban couple and house 1950s

Embracing My Roots

I would grow up living my parents post war American dreams. Nothing personified that dream more than our suburban home where they lived for nearly 62 years. My foundation was entrenched in that home so it should be no surprise

Vintage ad Suburban couple and house 1950s

Embracing My Roots

I would grow up living my parents post war American dreams. Nothing personified that dream more than our suburban home where they lived for nearly 62 years. My foundation was entrenched in that home so it should be no surprise

Remembering Bobby Kennedy Fifty Years Later

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. Fifty years later, the wave of young activists feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

Remembering Bobby Kennedy Fifty Years Later

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. Fifty years later, the wave of young activists feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

A Mid Century Send Off

My mid-century home is fading fast. Right now strangers and bottom feeders are traipsing thru my parent’s suburban house picking over the remains of a family’s long life hoping to score a deal at a tag sale. It is  the

A Mid Century Send Off

My mid-century home is fading fast. Right now strangers and bottom feeders are traipsing thru my parent’s suburban house picking over the remains of a family’s long life hoping to score a deal at a tag sale. It is  the

Matzo Ball Soup

The Passover Plot – Operation: Matzo Ball

It was a post war Passover plot worthy of the Russians; a cold war caper to rival anything Julius and Ethel Rosenberg cooked up. A top-secret stolen – during the Jewish holiday of  Passover nonetheless – riveted my suburban neighborhood

Matzo Ball Soup

The Passover Plot – Operation: Matzo Ball

It was a post war Passover plot worthy of the Russians; a cold war caper to rival anything Julius and Ethel Rosenberg cooked up. A top-secret stolen – during the Jewish holiday of  Passover nonetheless – riveted my suburban neighborhood

comic Lyndon Johnson

The Comic Tragedy of LBJ’s Great Society

A Presidents’ Day Memory from the vault. Holy Satire, Batman, Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane….its SuperLBJ! 1966 was a year when comic strip superheroes POP! came to life and real life heroes SOCK! appeared

comic Lyndon Johnson

The Comic Tragedy of LBJ’s Great Society

A Presidents’ Day Memory from the vault. Holy Satire, Batman, Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane….its SuperLBJ! 1966 was a year when comic strip superheroes POP! came to life and real life heroes SOCK! appeared

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

US Govt booklet Survive under an Atomic attack

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack 1950’s Style

As the world teeters closer to the brink of nuclear war,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a briefing today on how the public can prepare for a nuclear bomb. It’s duck and cover deja vu all over

US Govt booklet Survive under an Atomic attack

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack 1950’s Style

As the world teeters closer to the brink of nuclear war,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a briefing today on how the public can prepare for a nuclear bomb. It’s duck and cover deja vu all over

So Long Sally Rogers, Single Career Girl Pioneer

If 2017 was the year of women in the workplace being heard, it also saw the passing of two of pop culture’s most iconic working women who gave women a voice when few others did. It’s poignant then that the

So Long Sally Rogers, Single Career Girl Pioneer

If 2017 was the year of women in the workplace being heard, it also saw the passing of two of pop culture’s most iconic working women who gave women a voice when few others did. It’s poignant then that the