Category Archives: Middle Class

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

American Dream Unveiled

The American Dream is dead. No if, and, or butts about it. If American democracy is slowly dying, the American Dream has officially jumped the shark. And its demise was as clear as black and white yesterday. The American Dream

American Dream Unveiled

The American Dream is dead. No if, and, or butts about it. If American democracy is slowly dying, the American Dream has officially jumped the shark. And its demise was as clear as black and white yesterday. The American Dream

Vintage business poster Mather Poster Company 1920s

Motivating the American Worker

  On Labor Day, that holiday federalized by Uncle Sam in 1894, we honor the achievements of America’s hard-working people. There was a time when loyal workers truly rooted for the firm. Our family-owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has

Vintage business poster Mather Poster Company 1920s

Motivating the American Worker

  On Labor Day, that holiday federalized by Uncle Sam in 1894, we honor the achievements of America’s hard-working people. There was a time when loyal workers truly rooted for the firm. Our family-owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has

Vintage Illustration soldiers at college

From GI Joe to Joe College- How The GI Bill Changed College Forever

A four-year college education was not always a right of passage upon graduating High School. Once upon a time college along with home ownership was a privilege reserved for the rich. It took a war to kick start college education

Vintage Illustration soldiers at college

From GI Joe to Joe College- How The GI Bill Changed College Forever

A four-year college education was not always a right of passage upon graduating High School. Once upon a time college along with home ownership was a privilege reserved for the rich. It took a war to kick start college education

I’m Not Falling For Faux Fall

I’m not ready for sweater weather! And I’m not putting away my white shoes any time soon. With Labor Day looming, my longing for a never-ending summer grows fiercer, becoming protective of the precious time left in this most favorite

I’m Not Falling For Faux Fall

I’m not ready for sweater weather! And I’m not putting away my white shoes any time soon. With Labor Day looming, my longing for a never-ending summer grows fiercer, becoming protective of the precious time left in this most favorite

art collage women appropriated images

Women’s Equality Day

Though often unacknowledged, August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. More than  40 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of dialogue about women’s rights, its déjà vu all over again. Today women are still

art collage women appropriated images

Women’s Equality Day

Though often unacknowledged, August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. More than  40 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of dialogue about women’s rights, its déjà vu all over again. Today women are still

Opioids- Trick or Treat?

Hey, big pharma ( I’m talking to you Sackler family) quit colluding with my insurance company. In a broken medical system, here’s just one small element. Cigna, my insurance company seems to be happy to keep me stockpiled in opioids,

Opioids- Trick or Treat?

Hey, big pharma ( I’m talking to you Sackler family) quit colluding with my insurance company. In a broken medical system, here’s just one small element. Cigna, my insurance company seems to be happy to keep me stockpiled in opioids,

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