Category Archives: Middle Class

Sally Edelstein NYC Subway 2020

A Return to New York City   

I recently wandered the streets of Manhattan. Though a seemingly unremarkable activity for someone who has done just that for over 50 years, in the time of the coronavirus it took on new significance. A week ago I took a

Sally Edelstein NYC Subway 2020

A Return to New York City   

I recently wandered the streets of Manhattan. Though a seemingly unremarkable activity for someone who has done just that for over 50 years, in the time of the coronavirus it took on new significance. A week ago I took a

Travel Flying Thanksgiving then and now

Thanksgiving –  A No Fly Holiday

As much a tradition as pumpkin pie, the pre-holiday images of over-crowded airports, knee-deep with weary travelers in a tangle of luggage and shopping bags headed home for the holidays is a familiar Thanksgiving trope. We see it year after

Travel Flying Thanksgiving then and now

Thanksgiving –  A No Fly Holiday

As much a tradition as pumpkin pie, the pre-holiday images of over-crowded airports, knee-deep with weary travelers in a tangle of luggage and shopping bags headed home for the holidays is a familiar Thanksgiving trope. We see it year after

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

Times SQ Celebration 2020 1945

Americans Celebrating Victory WWII and 2020

The waiting had been agonizing. Rumors and intimations both good and bad were rampant.  The anxieties and melodrama made biding our time excruciating. Would we be victorious and vanquish an evil authoritarian once and for all? Tension was at a

Times SQ Celebration 2020 1945

Americans Celebrating Victory WWII and 2020

The waiting had been agonizing. Rumors and intimations both good and bad were rampant.  The anxieties and melodrama made biding our time excruciating. Would we be victorious and vanquish an evil authoritarian once and for all? Tension was at a

A Vote For Biden!

I just discovered a Biden voter in of all places right in my own backyard. This was truly so out of the blue. A possible, please let it be a good omen. I’ve spent the day feeling as anxious as

A Vote For Biden!

I just discovered a Biden voter in of all places right in my own backyard. This was truly so out of the blue. A possible, please let it be a good omen. I’ve spent the day feeling as anxious as

Surviving Election Day 2020 and Beyond.

This is no day for Kale. There may be those who can be comforted by Chamomile tea but if ever there was a time for stress eating sugar and white flour it is Election Day 2020. On a critical day

Surviving Election Day 2020 and Beyond.

This is no day for Kale. There may be those who can be comforted by Chamomile tea but if ever there was a time for stress eating sugar and white flour it is Election Day 2020. On a critical day

James Bond Sean Connery

Sean Connery My First and Only James Bond

His name’s Connery. Sean Connery. There is only one James Bond for me. Sean Connery. The original 007 who just died at 90, was the embodiment of the Ian Fleming character.  Just as Goldfinger remains the gold standard of Bond

James Bond Sean Connery

Sean Connery My First and Only James Bond

His name’s Connery. Sean Connery. There is only one James Bond for me. Sean Connery. The original 007 who just died at 90, was the embodiment of the Ian Fleming character.  Just as Goldfinger remains the gold standard of Bond

vintage illustration family

Husbands -the Breadwinner

Gals, your hubby is going back to work! A collective sigh could be heard from housewives across the country when Donald Trump announced in Michigan “We are getting your husband’s back to work!’ Finally, the ladies can tend to their

vintage illustration family

Husbands -the Breadwinner

Gals, your hubby is going back to work! A collective sigh could be heard from housewives across the country when Donald Trump announced in Michigan “We are getting your husband’s back to work!’ Finally, the ladies can tend to their

supreme court swearing in Barrett Ginsburg

A Shonda For Democracy

Everything about Amy Coney Barrett is a Shonda! Though that Yiddish word means scandal it has nothing to do with the showrunner of that classic TV series, Shonda Rhimes! Shonda is Yiddish for something scandalously shameful, a disgrace, an embarrassment.

supreme court swearing in Barrett Ginsburg

A Shonda For Democracy

Everything about Amy Coney Barrett is a Shonda! Though that Yiddish word means scandal it has nothing to do with the showrunner of that classic TV series, Shonda Rhimes! Shonda is Yiddish for something scandalously shameful, a disgrace, an embarrassment.

A Shot Of  Compassion in a Time of Social Distancing

I didn’t realize how profoundly I missed human connection in real life until I received a big dose of it recently. Zoom has been a lifesaver, and old familiar face time has been a wonderful way to see and connect

A Shot Of  Compassion in a Time of Social Distancing

I didn’t realize how profoundly I missed human connection in real life until I received a big dose of it recently. Zoom has been a lifesaver, and old familiar face time has been a wonderful way to see and connect