Category Archives: baby boomers

Sally Edelstein NYC Subway 2020

A Return to New York City   

I recently wandered the streets of Manhattan. Though a seemingly unremarkable activity for someone who has done just that for over 50 years, in the time of the coronavirus it took on new significance. A week ago I took a

Sally Edelstein NYC Subway 2020

A Return to New York City   

I recently wandered the streets of Manhattan. Though a seemingly unremarkable activity for someone who has done just that for over 50 years, in the time of the coronavirus it took on new significance. A week ago I took a

John kennedy

Remembering JFK and My Weekly Reader

  While others relied on Walter Cronkite for their news of the Kennedy Assassination, My Weekly Reader was the newspaper of record for the grade-school set. The popular publication was a weekly newspaper that covered current events for elementary school

John kennedy

Remembering JFK and My Weekly Reader

  While others relied on Walter Cronkite for their news of the Kennedy Assassination, My Weekly Reader was the newspaper of record for the grade-school set. The popular publication was a weekly newspaper that covered current events for elementary school

Richie Rich Comic and Donald Trump

Donald Trump is No Richie Rich

I feel the need to come to poor Richie Rich’s defense. In a recent interview with the Atlantic Barack Obama called Donald Trump “Richie Rich- the complaining, lying, doesn’t take responsibility for anything type of figure.” Though I agree with

Richie Rich Comic and Donald Trump

Donald Trump is No Richie Rich

I feel the need to come to poor Richie Rich’s defense. In a recent interview with the Atlantic Barack Obama called Donald Trump “Richie Rich- the complaining, lying, doesn’t take responsibility for anything type of figure.” Though I agree with

The Importance of Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek

  Alex Trebek spent 36 years trucking in trivia, but his impact on popular culture and millions of lives is anything but trivial. I have never watched a game show with the regularity I did Jeopardy! For several decades it

The Importance of Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek

  Alex Trebek spent 36 years trucking in trivia, but his impact on popular culture and millions of lives is anything but trivial. I have never watched a game show with the regularity I did Jeopardy! For several decades it

James Bond Sean Connery

Sean Connery My First and Only James Bond

His name’s Connery. Sean Connery. There is only one James Bond for me. Sean Connery. The original 007 who just died at 90, was the embodiment of the Ian Fleming character.  Just as Goldfinger remains the gold standard of Bond

James Bond Sean Connery

Sean Connery My First and Only James Bond

His name’s Connery. Sean Connery. There is only one James Bond for me. Sean Connery. The original 007 who just died at 90, was the embodiment of the Ian Fleming character.  Just as Goldfinger remains the gold standard of Bond

A Milestone Memorial for Me

When all is said and done, I am the product of a successful “set-up.” Seventy years ago today a 29-year-old man from Queens married a 24-year-old woman from Manhattan. This young couple filled with hope, whose whole life lay in

A Milestone Memorial for Me

When all is said and done, I am the product of a successful “set-up.” Seventy years ago today a 29-year-old man from Queens married a 24-year-old woman from Manhattan. This young couple filled with hope, whose whole life lay in

Keeping…TAB A Diet Drink For a Generation

RIP Tab. Even if the girl watchers watched the girls who drank Diet Pepsi, it was always Tab for this girl. With its one crazy calorie, I would mainline the soda’s cyclamates with nary a care in the world. To

Keeping…TAB A Diet Drink For a Generation

RIP Tab. Even if the girl watchers watched the girls who drank Diet Pepsi, it was always Tab for this girl. With its one crazy calorie, I would mainline the soda’s cyclamates with nary a care in the world. To

Happy 80th Birthday John Lennon

I could never have imagined when I got this John Lennon doll in 1964 and listened to the Beatle’s “Can’t Buy Me Love” on this globe transistor radio, that he might one day be celebrating being 80 years old. If

Happy 80th Birthday John Lennon

I could never have imagined when I got this John Lennon doll in 1964 and listened to the Beatle’s “Can’t Buy Me Love” on this globe transistor radio, that he might one day be celebrating being 80 years old. If

Nazis, Neo Nazis and Donald Trump

For This Jewish Woman, Past Has Become Present and No One Should Be Proud

Last night the President of the United State of America refused to condemn white supremacy, enabling and ennobling them. On national TV. The same America whose story of the triumph of good over evil was the lessons of WWII. Now

Nazis, Neo Nazis and Donald Trump

For This Jewish Woman, Past Has Become Present and No One Should Be Proud

Last night the President of the United State of America refused to condemn white supremacy, enabling and ennobling them. On national TV. The same America whose story of the triumph of good over evil was the lessons of WWII. Now

Comrade Joe and Socialist Sally

To believe Trump you’d a thunk the democrats nominated Fidel Castro! Since “ Socialist” Joe Biden is just one step away from morphing into the Cuban dictator – that is according to my die-hard Trump following neighbors – I pulled

Comrade Joe and Socialist Sally

To believe Trump you’d a thunk the democrats nominated Fidel Castro! Since “ Socialist” Joe Biden is just one step away from morphing into the Cuban dictator – that is according to my die-hard Trump following neighbors – I pulled