Category Archives: Consumers

Mans Energy and Green House gas

Trump to Mother Earth: Drop Dead!

Now standing alone, Donald Trump and his cold-hearted compadres of climate deniers have turned their back on poor, sickly Mother Earth, as the only country to reject the Paris Climate Agreement. Just as Trump is intent on dismantling our health

Mans Energy and Green House gas

Trump to Mother Earth: Drop Dead!

Now standing alone, Donald Trump and his cold-hearted compadres of climate deniers have turned their back on poor, sickly Mother Earth, as the only country to reject the Paris Climate Agreement. Just as Trump is intent on dismantling our health

Halloween Cold War Style

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

Halloween Cold War Style

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

vintage poster Marijuana movie

Just Say No

Just Say No Are we turning the youth of America into hard-core addicts? Attorney General Jeff Sessions channeling Nancy Reagan and Reefer Madness said Americans should “just say no” to drugs warning that much addiction starts with Marijuana. One hit

vintage poster Marijuana movie

Just Say No

Just Say No Are we turning the youth of America into hard-core addicts? Attorney General Jeff Sessions channeling Nancy Reagan and Reefer Madness said Americans should “just say no” to drugs warning that much addiction starts with Marijuana. One hit

vintage penthouse cartoon 1970

Harvey Weinstein -“That Was the Culture Then…..”

  “I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s when all the rules about behavior and workplace were different. That was the culture then.” Harvey Weinstein Me too! I also came of age in that same culture of the

vintage penthouse cartoon 1970

Harvey Weinstein -“That Was the Culture Then…..”

  “I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s when all the rules about behavior and workplace were different. That was the culture then.” Harvey Weinstein Me too! I also came of age in that same culture of the

Playboy Hugh Hefner and Playboy Bunnies 1960

Hef’s Playboy Bunnies- A Look Back

Along with Bugs Bunny and Peter Cotton Tail, no rabbit figured as prominently in my Mad Men era youth as the iconic Playboy Bunny. Next to an Airline Stewardess or a gal Friday at a Madison Avenue Ad agency, a

Playboy Hugh Hefner and Playboy Bunnies 1960

Hef’s Playboy Bunnies- A Look Back

Along with Bugs Bunny and Peter Cotton Tail, no rabbit figured as prominently in my Mad Men era youth as the iconic Playboy Bunny. Next to an Airline Stewardess or a gal Friday at a Madison Avenue Ad agency, a

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,