Category Archives: Consumers

Facebook Jail- An Ex-Con Speaks

Proudly I have now joined the long and noble list of the righteous who served time in jail for their beliefs- truthtellers like Emma Goldman, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandella to name just a few. Tossed in the Facebook

Facebook Jail- An Ex-Con Speaks

Proudly I have now joined the long and noble list of the righteous who served time in jail for their beliefs- truthtellers like Emma Goldman, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandella to name just a few. Tossed in the Facebook

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

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

My Own Grey Gardens

Late last Monday, my American Dream was auctioned off. On the cold granite steps in front of town hall, my house of twenty-one years was sold in a foreclosure sale. As the late afternoon sun cast a golden haze on

My Own Grey Gardens

Late last Monday, my American Dream was auctioned off. On the cold granite steps in front of town hall, my house of twenty-one years was sold in a foreclosure sale. As the late afternoon sun cast a golden haze on

Entenmanns- Let Them Eat Cake. And Cookies

Cake consumption in my childhood home revolved around the classic Jewish bakery triumvirate – Ebinger’s, Sara Lee, and Entenmanns. While I don’t come from a family of bakers, I do come from a family who loves their cakes. And danish,

Entenmanns- Let Them Eat Cake. And Cookies

Cake consumption in my childhood home revolved around the classic Jewish bakery triumvirate – Ebinger’s, Sara Lee, and Entenmanns. While I don’t come from a family of bakers, I do come from a family who loves their cakes. And danish,

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

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

Betty White and Dog

Betty White- Thank You For Being a Friend

  Guest post by Stanley Katz I guess you could call it puppy love. If all America’s sweetheart had ever done was advocate for dogs, Betty White would still be a golden girl in my book. An outspoken animal rights

Betty White and Dog

Betty White- Thank You For Being a Friend

  Guest post by Stanley Katz I guess you could call it puppy love. If all America’s sweetheart had ever done was advocate for dogs, Betty White would still be a golden girl in my book. An outspoken animal rights

An F.A.O. Schwarz Christmas

When I think of Christmas I think about F.A.O. Schwarz, a store synonymous with this season for me. My love for toys that remain to this day, was nurtured here. If it was holiday time, visits to this New York

An F.A.O. Schwarz Christmas

When I think of Christmas I think about F.A.O. Schwarz, a store synonymous with this season for me. My love for toys that remain to this day, was nurtured here. If it was holiday time, visits to this New York