Category Archives: Middle Class

Keeping…TAB A Diet Drink For a Generation

RIP Tab. Even if the girl watchers watched the girls who drank Diet Pepsi, it was always Tab for this girl. With its one crazy calorie, I would mainline the soda’s cyclamates with nary a care in the world. To

Keeping…TAB A Diet Drink For a Generation

RIP Tab. Even if the girl watchers watched the girls who drank Diet Pepsi, it was always Tab for this girl. With its one crazy calorie, I would mainline the soda’s cyclamates with nary a care in the world. To

Amy Barrett Piano and Mother

Don’t Judge Me Because I Can’t Play the Piano

I never had piano lessons. Can’t tickle the ivories at all. Which now might very well disqualify me from sitting on the Supreme Court, my lack of law degree notwithstanding. That was my take away from the confirmation hearings for

Amy Barrett Piano and Mother

Don’t Judge Me Because I Can’t Play the Piano

I never had piano lessons. Can’t tickle the ivories at all. Which now might very well disqualify me from sitting on the Supreme Court, my lack of law degree notwithstanding. That was my take away from the confirmation hearings for

Fly Danger poster

Flies- The Fear Factor

  “Listen…..Do you hear it?” “Bzzzzzzz……It’s coming back……a buzzing creeping crawling nightmare of terror…..the return of the fly” That may have been the opening trailer in the 1959 Vincent Price movie Return of the Fly but it was a real-life

Fly Danger poster

Flies- The Fear Factor

  “Listen…..Do you hear it?” “Bzzzzzzz……It’s coming back……a buzzing creeping crawling nightmare of terror…..the return of the fly” That may have been the opening trailer in the 1959 Vincent Price movie Return of the Fly but it was a real-life

How Donald Trump Turned Me Into a Conspiracy Nut

Conspiracy theories are now spreading faster than the COVID virus itself. There are those who think Trump is faking his diagnosis and others who think he is faking his recovery. What about that ego trip he took in his car

How Donald Trump Turned Me Into a Conspiracy Nut

Conspiracy theories are now spreading faster than the COVID virus itself. There are those who think Trump is faking his diagnosis and others who think he is faking his recovery. What about that ego trip he took in his car

Who Says Women Have Equal Rights

Will Operation June Cleaver Be Deployed in 2020

  Get ready to set your clocks back, kids. No, it’s not daylight savings time yet, but it’s about to get darker a lot earlier than many of us hoped for. A woman whose religious beliefs require her to absolute

Who Says Women Have Equal Rights

Will Operation June Cleaver Be Deployed in 2020

  Get ready to set your clocks back, kids. No, it’s not daylight savings time yet, but it’s about to get darker a lot earlier than many of us hoped for. A woman whose religious beliefs require her to absolute

My Politics is My Art

As I’ve been watching the memorial service for RBG with tears for our loss and tears of where we are, there are also feelings of pride. As a woman, a feminist, and a Jew.  It is meaningful to me in

My Politics is My Art

As I’ve been watching the memorial service for RBG with tears for our loss and tears of where we are, there are also feelings of pride. As a woman, a feminist, and a Jew.  It is meaningful to me in

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Choices

The Mid-Century World Ruth Bader Ginsburg Defied

The world was never the same because of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A shy, petite, Jewish girl from Brooklyn changed my life forever. Her impact was as profound as another self-effacing, compassionate, Jewish, Brooklyn-born woman. My mother. Their place and affections

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Choices

The Mid-Century World Ruth Bader Ginsburg Defied

The world was never the same because of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A shy, petite, Jewish girl from Brooklyn changed my life forever. Her impact was as profound as another self-effacing, compassionate, Jewish, Brooklyn-born woman. My mother. Their place and affections

Comrade Joe and Socialist Sally

To believe Trump you’d a thunk the democrats nominated Fidel Castro! Since “ Socialist” Joe Biden is just one step away from morphing into the Cuban dictator – that is according to my die-hard Trump following neighbors – I pulled

Comrade Joe and Socialist Sally

To believe Trump you’d a thunk the democrats nominated Fidel Castro! Since “ Socialist” Joe Biden is just one step away from morphing into the Cuban dictator – that is according to my die-hard Trump following neighbors – I pulled

Not Normal Art In the Age of Trump

Not Normal Art in the Age of Trump

 Nothing is normal anymore in the age of Trump. For 4 years, artists around the United States have been raging against Donald Trump and the destruction he has created. I am proud to be one of them. I am also

Not Normal Art In the Age of Trump

Not Normal Art in the Age of Trump

 Nothing is normal anymore in the age of Trump. For 4 years, artists around the United States have been raging against Donald Trump and the destruction he has created. I am proud to be one of them. I am also

Radio Row

Before The World Trade Center There was N.Y.C.’s Radio Row

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio. Only days before September 11, 2001, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its leafy suburbs.

Radio Row

Before The World Trade Center There was N.Y.C.’s Radio Row

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio. Only days before September 11, 2001, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its leafy suburbs.