Category Archives: Health

American Casualties of COVID

This Memorial Day is unlike any we have experienced in our lifetime. For one group of Americans, this Memorial Day means temporarily giving up cherished holiday rituals. For them there will be no beaches, back yard barbecues, or blockbuster movies.

American Casualties of COVID

This Memorial Day is unlike any we have experienced in our lifetime. For one group of Americans, this Memorial Day means temporarily giving up cherished holiday rituals. For them there will be no beaches, back yard barbecues, or blockbuster movies.

Vintage 1923 illustration crowds health message

Crowds Breed Contagions – Lessons From 1918

Social distancing seems to be a distant thought to some people. The epidemic of crowds gathering has multiplied from sea to shining sea as photos of people defying social distancing have gone viral. Mob filled restaurants on Mothers Day in

Vintage 1923 illustration crowds health message

Crowds Breed Contagions – Lessons From 1918

Social distancing seems to be a distant thought to some people. The epidemic of crowds gathering has multiplied from sea to shining sea as photos of people defying social distancing have gone viral. Mob filled restaurants on Mothers Day in

Lysol ad 1918 Spanish Flu

Lysol and the Spanish Flu of 1918

Curious to see if Lysol weighed in on another epidemic, I came across this ad. Lysol did factor in another epidemic- the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic running a series of ads.  The disinfectant was endorsed by the Board of Health

Lysol ad 1918 Spanish Flu

Lysol and the Spanish Flu of 1918

Curious to see if Lysol weighed in on another epidemic, I came across this ad. Lysol did factor in another epidemic- the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic running a series of ads.  The disinfectant was endorsed by the Board of Health

Lysol M’Lady’s Personal Disinfectant

Given Lysol’s history, it’s ironic that Lysol was first out of the gate with a strong warning against following our toxic president’s suggestions of using their product for internal disinfection against the coronavirus. Once upon a time, Lysol actually advertised

Lysol M’Lady’s Personal Disinfectant

Given Lysol’s history, it’s ironic that Lysol was first out of the gate with a strong warning against following our toxic president’s suggestions of using their product for internal disinfection against the coronavirus. Once upon a time, Lysol actually advertised

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

Community in the Age of Coronavirus

Yesterday my town morphed into Mayberry. The sound of incessant car horns beeping, fire engines blaring and loud cheering drew me out of the quiet of my office yesterday afternoon.  I thought perhaps this was my town’s equivalent of the

Community in the Age of Coronavirus

Yesterday my town morphed into Mayberry. The sound of incessant car horns beeping, fire engines blaring and loud cheering drew me out of the quiet of my office yesterday afternoon.  I thought perhaps this was my town’s equivalent of the

Puppy Love in the Time of the Coronavirus Part II

  Today’s installment of Puppy Love in the Time of the Corona Virus, the Saga of Stanley my lovelorn lab. Like all of us, my dog Stanley has been suffering from acute cabin fever. Although he loves his pack, his

Puppy Love in the Time of the Coronavirus Part II

  Today’s installment of Puppy Love in the Time of the Corona Virus, the Saga of Stanley my lovelorn lab. Like all of us, my dog Stanley has been suffering from acute cabin fever. Although he loves his pack, his

The Awful Truth

“You can’t handle the truth!” With his daily barrage of lies and distortions about the coronavirus pandemic, one might think that is just what Donald Trump would have us believe of the American public.  That we can’t  handle the truth

The Awful Truth

“You can’t handle the truth!” With his daily barrage of lies and distortions about the coronavirus pandemic, one might think that is just what Donald Trump would have us believe of the American public.  That we can’t  handle the truth

My Birth Day

As I sadly prepare for my home to be foreclosed I think of my first and most primal of evictions. My birth, when I was unceremoniously cast from the womb. On my birthday today, my mind naturally goes to my

My Birth Day

As I sadly prepare for my home to be foreclosed I think of my first and most primal of evictions. My birth, when I was unceremoniously cast from the womb. On my birthday today, my mind naturally goes to my

author at the beach with her dog

Love in the Time of the Coronavirus

File this under Love in the time of the Coronavirus My cabin fever finally broke this afternoon, as the draw of fresh air,  water and sunshine drew me to my local beach. The small secluded Long Island beach was dotted

author at the beach with her dog

Love in the Time of the Coronavirus

File this under Love in the time of the Coronavirus My cabin fever finally broke this afternoon, as the draw of fresh air,  water and sunshine drew me to my local beach. The small secluded Long Island beach was dotted