Category Archives: Middle Class

Abortions Back to the Past  Heartbeats and Heartache

Nearly a decade to the day from when Roe v Wade was passed, I had an abortion. If I lived in Dallas today, it never would have happened. It was a blustery day in late January 1983 and the N.Y.C.

Abortions Back to the Past  Heartbeats and Heartache

Nearly a decade to the day from when Roe v Wade was passed, I had an abortion. If I lived in Dallas today, it never would have happened. It was a blustery day in late January 1983 and the N.Y.C.

The Deadly Reality of Denial

Our country feels like it is burning out of control. Aflame with inflammatory rhetoric there are those strongly questioning the usefulness of masks and vaccines during a dangerous pandemic, while others scoff at the reality of climate change. In both

The Deadly Reality of Denial

Our country feels like it is burning out of control. Aflame with inflammatory rhetoric there are those strongly questioning the usefulness of masks and vaccines during a dangerous pandemic, while others scoff at the reality of climate change. In both

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

Andrew Cuomo’s Fast Fall From Grace

                      Guess it’s time to toss the  Cuomosexual T-shirt in the trash. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once the toast of a pandemic-riddled town is now himself toast. President Biden

Andrew Cuomo’s Fast Fall From Grace

                      Guess it’s time to toss the  Cuomosexual T-shirt in the trash. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once the toast of a pandemic-riddled town is now himself toast. President Biden

Truth, Justice and the Trump Way

It was never about the truth. It was never about justice. But it was all about Donald Trump’s agenda. And that is the truth. As long suspected, we now know that the Trump administration had no intention of taking Brett

Truth, Justice and the Trump Way

It was never about the truth. It was never about justice. But it was all about Donald Trump’s agenda. And that is the truth. As long suspected, we now know that the Trump administration had no intention of taking Brett

Get The Damn Vaccine Already!

  Free donuts didn’t do it. A complimentary cup of coffee didn’t seem to convince the clueless. Even the lure of a red, white, and blue beer “This Buds For You if You Get a Vaccine” wasn’t enough to entice

Get The Damn Vaccine Already!

  Free donuts didn’t do it. A complimentary cup of coffee didn’t seem to convince the clueless. Even the lure of a red, white, and blue beer “This Buds For You if You Get a Vaccine” wasn’t enough to entice

Family Photo Pool Party

A Bastille Day Birthday Memory

  For the past 20 years, July 14th meant only one thing in my family- my mother Betty’s Bastille Day birthday bash – a big family pool party at my house. Today she would have turned 95 and we would

Family Photo Pool Party

A Bastille Day Birthday Memory

  For the past 20 years, July 14th meant only one thing in my family- my mother Betty’s Bastille Day birthday bash – a big family pool party at my house. Today she would have turned 95 and we would

Hello From the Long Goodbye

  Donald Trump may have abandoned the world of blogging but despite my recent absence, I have not. My attention has been shifted momentarily out of necessity because of my soon-to-be move to a new home but my heart remains

Hello From the Long Goodbye

  Donald Trump may have abandoned the world of blogging but despite my recent absence, I have not. My attention has been shifted momentarily out of necessity because of my soon-to-be move to a new home but my heart remains

Betty Edelstein

A Daughter’s Homage to Her Mother

It feels unfathomable that it will be13 years on Sunday since my beloved mother Betty passed away. The same number of years it took to come of age and be Bat Mitzvah ( or Hebrew Recognition as my very Reform

Betty Edelstein

A Daughter’s Homage to Her Mother

It feels unfathomable that it will be13 years on Sunday since my beloved mother Betty passed away. The same number of years it took to come of age and be Bat Mitzvah ( or Hebrew Recognition as my very Reform

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