Category Archives: baby boomers

Policemen Don’t Always Keep Us Safe

In school I learned early on the policeman is our friend. All our schoolbooks told us so. He is always there to help you. He keeps us safe. He keeps children safe. He keeps children safe in school. How Do

Policemen Don’t Always Keep Us Safe

In school I learned early on the policeman is our friend. All our schoolbooks told us so. He is always there to help you. He keeps us safe. He keeps children safe. He keeps children safe in school. How Do

A Date With Dad -When Dad Was Mr. Right

For perky Janice Anderson, Father didn’t just know best; for this mid-century teen, her Pop was her pal. Of course what wholesome teenager doesn’t dream about fun with her father? And what Dad doesn’t dream about dating his daughter (

A Date With Dad -When Dad Was Mr. Right

For perky Janice Anderson, Father didn’t just know best; for this mid-century teen, her Pop was her pal. Of course what wholesome teenager doesn’t dream about fun with her father? And what Dad doesn’t dream about dating his daughter (

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

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

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

A Bitter Sweet Passover Remembering My Mother

It was another bittersweet Passover. Just like the holiday itself, the period around Passover is forever tied in with my mother Betty not only for the beautiful Jewish rituals lovingly passed down but because she passed away Erev Pesach on

A Bitter Sweet Passover Remembering My Mother

It was another bittersweet Passover. Just like the holiday itself, the period around Passover is forever tied in with my mother Betty not only for the beautiful Jewish rituals lovingly passed down but because she passed away Erev Pesach on

The Problem With Aging Is the Problem

The real problem with aging is that we consider it a problem We don’t need to defy aging. We need to embrace it and not see it through the lens of decline. Or diminishment The images of “older women” were

The Problem With Aging Is the Problem

The real problem with aging is that we consider it a problem We don’t need to defy aging. We need to embrace it and not see it through the lens of decline. Or diminishment The images of “older women” were

How Old Is Old -Women, Aging and Art

How old is old is, an age-old question and the answer keeps changing especially for women. Forty may be the new thirty and sixty the new fifty, but aging itself continues to be seen as diminishment and decline. Long ascribed

How Old Is Old -Women, Aging and Art

How old is old is, an age-old question and the answer keeps changing especially for women. Forty may be the new thirty and sixty the new fifty, but aging itself continues to be seen as diminishment and decline. Long ascribed

Refugee Children Must Live in Our Hearts

Two toddlers. Two Eastern European children displaced by war. Displaced by the brutal actions of an evil sociopath.  Seven decades separate them, but this shared trauma will connect them in history forever. Both will bear emotional wounds that no child

Refugee Children Must Live in Our Hearts

Two toddlers. Two Eastern European children displaced by war. Displaced by the brutal actions of an evil sociopath.  Seven decades separate them, but this shared trauma will connect them in history forever. Both will bear emotional wounds that no child

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Me

Anniversary Edition From the Vault Can it really be over half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Me

Anniversary Edition From the Vault Can it really be over half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who