Category Archives: Middle Class

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Greetings from Kansas

When Kansas speaks, we need to listen. The heart of the country spoke out from their heart last night with a resounding vote to protect abortion access by rejecting an amendment that would remove the right to abortion. It wasn’t

Greetings from Kansas

When Kansas speaks, we need to listen. The heart of the country spoke out from their heart last night with a resounding vote to protect abortion access by rejecting an amendment that would remove the right to abortion. It wasn’t

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

How to Beat The Summer Heat

Unbearable summer heat is nothing new though each year we seem to think we’ve never had it this bad. While many are googling tips on how to survive this wretched heat wave, I turned to my trusty 1954 World Book

How to Beat The Summer Heat

Unbearable summer heat is nothing new though each year we seem to think we’ve never had it this bad. While many are googling tips on how to survive this wretched heat wave, I turned to my trusty 1954 World Book

A Different July 4th -Dispatches From the Hospital

I knew this year’s July 4th was going to be a different one. Disillusioned and deeply disappointed in our country, this was not going to be a celebratory holiday for me. America’s democracy was already in critical condition when the

A Different July 4th -Dispatches From the Hospital

I knew this year’s July 4th was going to be a different one. Disillusioned and deeply disappointed in our country, this was not going to be a celebratory holiday for me. America’s democracy was already in critical condition when the

A Birthday Tribute to my Beach Loving Mother Betty

I got my deep love of the water and the beach from my beloved mother Betty. Born in Brooklyn on Bastille Day, her lifelong enthusiasm for the sand and surf was deeply infectious and I caught the beach bug very

A Birthday Tribute to my Beach Loving Mother Betty

I got my deep love of the water and the beach from my beloved mother Betty. Born in Brooklyn on Bastille Day, her lifelong enthusiasm for the sand and surf was deeply infectious and I caught the beach bug very

Trump’s Ketchup Connection

Like any good red-blooded American man, Donald Trump loves his ketchup. Whether dousing it on a well-done T-bone steak or White House walls, he can’t get enough of the sticky red stuff. In fact, if the White House kitchen cupboards

Trump’s Ketchup Connection

Like any good red-blooded American man, Donald Trump loves his ketchup. Whether dousing it on a well-done T-bone steak or White House walls, he can’t get enough of the sticky red stuff. In fact, if the White House kitchen cupboards

Roe v Wade Overturned -I Can’t Breathe

This morning we turned the clock back fifty years because of three stolen Scotus seats. Because some people “Just didn’t Like Hillary!” This day will live in infamy. We are headed back to the dark ages, of dark alleys and

Roe v Wade Overturned -I Can’t Breathe

This morning we turned the clock back fifty years because of three stolen Scotus seats. Because some people “Just didn’t Like Hillary!” This day will live in infamy. We are headed back to the dark ages, of dark alleys and

A Date With Dad -When Dad Was Mr. Right

For perky Janice Anderson, Father didn’t just know best; for this mid-century teen, her Pop was her pal. Of course what wholesome teenager doesn’t dream about fun with her father? And what Dad doesn’t dream about dating his daughter (

A Date With Dad -When Dad Was Mr. Right

For perky Janice Anderson, Father didn’t just know best; for this mid-century teen, her Pop was her pal. Of course what wholesome teenager doesn’t dream about fun with her father? And what Dad doesn’t dream about dating his daughter (

Abortion- Whose Facts of Life?

When it comes to The Facts of Life– just whose facts are we being subjected to? Christian Bible interpretation as U.S. law is fast becoming a fact of life nearly every day from banning books to banning abortion at the

Abortion- Whose Facts of Life?

When it comes to The Facts of Life– just whose facts are we being subjected to? Christian Bible interpretation as U.S. law is fast becoming a fact of life nearly every day from banning books to banning abortion at the