Category Archives: Consumers

Pesticides Belong- to the Fun of Living!

Mid-Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in new and amazing

Pesticides Belong- to the Fun of Living!

Mid-Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in new and amazing

Beverly Cleary And Henry Huggins Book

Beverly Cleary, An Ageless Appeal  

  It was clear to anyone who knew me as a child that Beverly Cleary was my favorite author. Browsing the shelves of my local suburban library was an adored childhood activity in the 1960s. With my yellow paper library

Beverly Cleary And Henry Huggins Book

Beverly Cleary, An Ageless Appeal  

  It was clear to anyone who knew me as a child that Beverly Cleary was my favorite author. Browsing the shelves of my local suburban library was an adored childhood activity in the 1960s. With my yellow paper library

Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Prince harry Meghan Markle

Harry and Meghan the Split Heard Round The World

The divisiveness is palpable Families are feuding. Longtime Facebook friends are parting ways after bitter exchanges, angrily hitting the unfriend button in a self-satisfied rage. Tempers and moods are at a fever pitch here in America and it is not

Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Prince harry Meghan Markle

Harry and Meghan the Split Heard Round The World

The divisiveness is palpable Families are feuding. Longtime Facebook friends are parting ways after bitter exchanges, angrily hitting the unfriend button in a self-satisfied rage. Tempers and moods are at a fever pitch here in America and it is not

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh Was Not Good For America

I’m in no rush to memorialize a bombastic, egotistical radio personality whose vulgar words and racist, misogynist, and homophobic sentiments helped create the divisive country we find ourselves in now. Whether Rush Limbaugh single handily created this toxic environment is

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh Was Not Good For America

I’m in no rush to memorialize a bombastic, egotistical radio personality whose vulgar words and racist, misogynist, and homophobic sentiments helped create the divisive country we find ourselves in now. Whether Rush Limbaugh single handily created this toxic environment is

RIP Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island  

In a last cruel act of 2020, COVID-19 has struck Gilligan’s Island. Is nowhere on earth safe from this awful virus? After being shipwrecked on this uncharted island since 1964, Mary Ann Summers, the sunny farm girl from Winfield, Kansas

RIP Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island  

In a last cruel act of 2020, COVID-19 has struck Gilligan’s Island. Is nowhere on earth safe from this awful virus? After being shipwrecked on this uncharted island since 1964, Mary Ann Summers, the sunny farm girl from Winfield, Kansas

carrie fisher

Remembering Carrie Fisher- May Her Force Be With Us

Remembering Carrie Fisher today. Four years ago in what now feels like a lifetime, we tragically lost this force to be reckoned with. Oh what brilliant and biting bon mots might she have uttered during this entire Trump tragedy. A

carrie fisher

Remembering Carrie Fisher- May Her Force Be With Us

Remembering Carrie Fisher today. Four years ago in what now feels like a lifetime, we tragically lost this force to be reckoned with. Oh what brilliant and biting bon mots might she have uttered during this entire Trump tragedy. A

Electoral College History

A Comic Course on the Electoral College

The much-maligned Electoral College has finally scored some points. Boola Boola! Despite #BidenWillNeverBePresident trending on Twitter yesterday, all 538 electors voted decisively confirming Joe Biden as the nation’s next President and Kamala Harris as the next Vice President. It was

Electoral College History

A Comic Course on the Electoral College

The much-maligned Electoral College has finally scored some points. Boola Boola! Despite #BidenWillNeverBePresident trending on Twitter yesterday, all 538 electors voted decisively confirming Joe Biden as the nation’s next President and Kamala Harris as the next Vice President. It was

Hanukkah and Christmas

In My Jewish Home I Grew Up Celebrating Christmas

  Sometimes it can feel like Hanukkah doesn’t hold a candle to Christmas. Eight skinny, little Hanukkah candles can’t even begin to compete with vibrating LED Christmas lights pulsating in sequence to the sound of everything from “Let it Snow”

Hanukkah and Christmas

In My Jewish Home I Grew Up Celebrating Christmas

  Sometimes it can feel like Hanukkah doesn’t hold a candle to Christmas. Eight skinny, little Hanukkah candles can’t even begin to compete with vibrating LED Christmas lights pulsating in sequence to the sound of everything from “Let it Snow”

sprinmaid ads

Vintage Springmaid Textiles Ads – A Real Eyeful

  In the puritanical Post-War years before there was Playboy Magazine, red-blooded ex-GI’s could still get an eyeful of racy pin-up girls just by glancing through their favorite magazine. No, I’m not talking about Wink, Flirt, Eyeful, or any of

sprinmaid ads

Vintage Springmaid Textiles Ads – A Real Eyeful

  In the puritanical Post-War years before there was Playboy Magazine, red-blooded ex-GI’s could still get an eyeful of racy pin-up girls just by glancing through their favorite magazine. No, I’m not talking about Wink, Flirt, Eyeful, or any of

pilgrim TV dinner

Talking Turkey -TV Dinners and Thanksgiving

After 67 years, Swanson’s TV dinners may finally be making their rightful appearance as a place of honor at the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday table. For most of us, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a first. The first Thanksgiving without

pilgrim TV dinner

Talking Turkey -TV Dinners and Thanksgiving

After 67 years, Swanson’s TV dinners may finally be making their rightful appearance as a place of honor at the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday table. For most of us, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a first. The first Thanksgiving without