Category Archives: Consumers

Nuclear Tests

    It was 60 years ago today that the United States detonated a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. The test, known as Rainier part of a series of nuclear weapons safety

Nuclear Tests

    It was 60 years ago today that the United States detonated a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. The test, known as Rainier part of a series of nuclear weapons safety

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

What Happened To America’s Trains Of Tomorrow?

Americas great trains of tomorrow are a thing of the past; progress on our trains system seems to have been derailed. Once on the fast track, American trains can’t even compete. The development of our rail transit has made little

What Happened To America’s Trains Of Tomorrow?

Americas great trains of tomorrow are a thing of the past; progress on our trains system seems to have been derailed. Once on the fast track, American trains can’t even compete. The development of our rail transit has made little

Americas Trains Derailed – LIRR, Dashing Dan and the The Summer From Hell

Americas train systems are off the rails. New York train commuters were told to be braced for the “Summer from Hell.” It was to be a summer of heat, humidity and horrible train service. After years of increasingly poor service,

Americas Trains Derailed – LIRR, Dashing Dan and the The Summer From Hell

Americas train systems are off the rails. New York train commuters were told to be braced for the “Summer from Hell.” It was to be a summer of heat, humidity and horrible train service. After years of increasingly poor service,

June Forays the voices of Rocky and Natasha

Goodbye Dollink R.I.P. June Foray

June Foray’s memorable voice was the sound of my cold war childhood. Not only was hers the voice I heard when I pulled the string on my Chatty Cathy doll, a childish sweet voice saying “Let’s play house” but she

June Forays the voices of Rocky and Natasha

Goodbye Dollink R.I.P. June Foray

June Foray’s memorable voice was the sound of my cold war childhood. Not only was hers the voice I heard when I pulled the string on my Chatty Cathy doll, a childish sweet voice saying “Let’s play house” but she

OJ Trial editorial cartoon

OJ Simpson Goes Free, Again

  The verdict is in and the juice is loose! Again! Get ready for reality TV. Come October parolee OJ Simpson will be on the prowl.  Ladies lock your doors Of course on the bright side, now he will finally

OJ Trial editorial cartoon

OJ Simpson Goes Free, Again

  The verdict is in and the juice is loose! Again! Get ready for reality TV. Come October parolee OJ Simpson will be on the prowl.  Ladies lock your doors Of course on the bright side, now he will finally

vintage Boy holding hort dogs

Hot Dog Competition

A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbecues was the ritual hot dog competition not in competitive eating but dissecting who made the best toothsome well turned frank. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling franks wafting through the suburban air sparked

vintage Boy holding hort dogs

Hot Dog Competition

A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbecues was the ritual hot dog competition not in competitive eating but dissecting who made the best toothsome well turned frank. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling franks wafting through the suburban air sparked

Ken’s Hair Raising Story

  Ken’s Man Bun – Hair Today Gone Tomorrow Oh Ken, say it ain’t so! Whose hair brain idea was it to give poor Ken Carson a man bun? I’m not sure even curvy Barbie would be happy with this

Ken’s Hair Raising Story

  Ken’s Man Bun – Hair Today Gone Tomorrow Oh Ken, say it ain’t so! Whose hair brain idea was it to give poor Ken Carson a man bun? I’m not sure even curvy Barbie would be happy with this

vintage telephone ad housewife on phone

Phone Exchanges- A Connection to the Past

I confess. I rarely talk on the phone. Some might even call me a phone-a-phobe. When it comes to telephone exchanges I rarely make a connection.  Once fun, a phone call now feels like, well, a nuisance. In an age

vintage telephone ad housewife on phone

Phone Exchanges- A Connection to the Past

I confess. I rarely talk on the phone. Some might even call me a phone-a-phobe. When it comes to telephone exchanges I rarely make a connection.  Once fun, a phone call now feels like, well, a nuisance. In an age