Category Archives: Consumers

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No Shame in Body Shaming

For someone like me who struggled with an eating disorder as a teen, I am grateful I grew up in the age of Kodak Instamatic and not Facebook Instagram. Unless I had a Polaroid, snapshot selfies took at least a

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No Shame in Body Shaming

For someone like me who struggled with an eating disorder as a teen, I am grateful I grew up in the age of Kodak Instamatic and not Facebook Instagram. Unless I had a Polaroid, snapshot selfies took at least a

Superman Gets Woke

Cancel Me This Batman! Superman, that all-American immigrant from a far distant planet is changing his famous motto. Truth, Justice and the American Way long the superhero’s rallying cry since WWII, has now been changed by DC Comics to Truth,

Superman Gets Woke

Cancel Me This Batman! Superman, that all-American immigrant from a far distant planet is changing his famous motto. Truth, Justice and the American Way long the superhero’s rallying cry since WWII, has now been changed by DC Comics to Truth,

Mum’s the Word When it Comes to Fall

I hate Mums. There, I’ve said it. Yet I just returned from the local nursery loaded down with a dozen or so pots of this despised plant. As summer annual flowers begin to fade, the vacancy in my terra cotta

Mum’s the Word When it Comes to Fall

I hate Mums. There, I’ve said it. Yet I just returned from the local nursery loaded down with a dozen or so pots of this despised plant. As summer annual flowers begin to fade, the vacancy in my terra cotta

Memories Not For Sale

Bit by bit, pieces of my life have been going off to live in new homes as I sell off some of my belongings that I can no longer keep. Yesterday I said goodbye to my antique dining room chairs

Memories Not For Sale

Bit by bit, pieces of my life have been going off to live in new homes as I sell off some of my belongings that I can no longer keep. Yesterday I said goodbye to my antique dining room chairs

Andrew Cuomo – Goofus or Gallant?

  Andrew Cuomo’s resignation seems to have deeply divided camps when it comes to an elected official’s accountably and consequences. With my own mixed feelings about his stepping down, one thing is clear it certainly isn’t black and white the

Andrew Cuomo – Goofus or Gallant?

  Andrew Cuomo’s resignation seems to have deeply divided camps when it comes to an elected official’s accountably and consequences. With my own mixed feelings about his stepping down, one thing is clear it certainly isn’t black and white the

The Toxic Workplace and the Entitled Male. Getting Personal with the Personnel is Not OK

There was a time when sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace were laughed off, dismissed as good-natured fun. “Boys will be boys,” said with a shrug of the shoulders. “It’s just who they are,” whispered in ladies’ rooms with

The Toxic Workplace and the Entitled Male. Getting Personal with the Personnel is Not OK

There was a time when sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace were laughed off, dismissed as good-natured fun. “Boys will be boys,” said with a shrug of the shoulders. “It’s just who they are,” whispered in ladies’ rooms with

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

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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

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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