Category Archives: Middle Class

Consumed With the Past

For nearly a year, I have been on an archeological dig of mid-century middle-class domesticity. The study was done in a post-war suburban setting; the dig was my parent’s home of six decades. After examining, dating, cataloging, and yes, crying,

Consumed With the Past

For nearly a year, I have been on an archeological dig of mid-century middle-class domesticity. The study was done in a post-war suburban setting; the dig was my parent’s home of six decades. After examining, dating, cataloging, and yes, crying,

A Healthy Tan?

Once upon a time, a deep dark tan was the gold standard of a successful summer run. When it came to getting a gold medal for the best bronze I was always a winner. In full disclosure, I am still

A Healthy Tan?

Once upon a time, a deep dark tan was the gold standard of a successful summer run. When it came to getting a gold medal for the best bronze I was always a winner. In full disclosure, I am still

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Burt Reynolds The Naked Truth

  Anticipation was more than just a popular song by Carly Simon in 1972. It was the collective breathless feeling of suspense opening up the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine and seeing an actual  male movie star naked. From

Burt Reynolds The Naked Truth

  Anticipation was more than just a popular song by Carly Simon in 1972. It was the collective breathless feeling of suspense opening up the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine and seeing an actual  male movie star naked. From

vintage illustration children at shoe store

If the Shoe Fits

Like clockwork, Labor Day once signaled the changing of the guard at least as far as mid cenetury shoes were concerned. The Tuesday after Labor Day one would be hard pressed to find the sight of white shoes in my

vintage illustration children at shoe store

If the Shoe Fits

Like clockwork, Labor Day once signaled the changing of the guard at least as far as mid cenetury shoes were concerned. The Tuesday after Labor Day one would be hard pressed to find the sight of white shoes in my

Neil Simon A Scandal Remembered

Thanks to Neil Simon I made the front page of my High School newspaper in the spring of 1973. My one and only brush with the prolific playwright involved a scandal. In my senior year of  High School, I was

Neil Simon A Scandal Remembered

Thanks to Neil Simon I made the front page of my High School newspaper in the spring of 1973. My one and only brush with the prolific playwright involved a scandal. In my senior year of  High School, I was

Rise:Empower, Change and Action!

Collage Detail from Womens Lib- A Storms Approachin’ collage by Sally Edelstein Nearly 50 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. Once again

Rise:Empower, Change and Action!

Collage Detail from Womens Lib- A Storms Approachin’ collage by Sally Edelstein Nearly 50 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. Once again

What is A Pair ? Happy Pride

I hope we have finally learned our lessons. What is a pair? A pair can be whatever you want. Understanding pairs, is understanding love. A pair can be wherever love falls. Lesson learned. Happy Pride!

What is A Pair ? Happy Pride

I hope we have finally learned our lessons. What is a pair? A pair can be whatever you want. Understanding pairs, is understanding love. A pair can be wherever love falls. Lesson learned. Happy Pride!

Vintage ad Suburban couple and house 1950s

Embracing My Roots

I would grow up living my parents post war American dreams. Nothing personified that dream more than our suburban home where they lived for nearly 62 years. My foundation was entrenched in that home so it should be no surprise

Vintage ad Suburban couple and house 1950s

Embracing My Roots

I would grow up living my parents post war American dreams. Nothing personified that dream more than our suburban home where they lived for nearly 62 years. My foundation was entrenched in that home so it should be no surprise

A Mid Century Send Off

My mid-century home is fading fast. Right now strangers and bottom feeders are traipsing thru my parent’s suburban house picking over the remains of a family’s long life hoping to score a deal at a tag sale. It is  the

A Mid Century Send Off

My mid-century home is fading fast. Right now strangers and bottom feeders are traipsing thru my parent’s suburban house picking over the remains of a family’s long life hoping to score a deal at a tag sale. It is  the