Category Archives: Middle Class

Flying the Friendly Skies Again

  Dispatches from JFK Airport …. California, here I come! Although the skies today are not nearly as friendly as they once were, I still think nothing of leaving on a jet plane by myself to head out to California,

Flying the Friendly Skies Again

  Dispatches from JFK Airport …. California, here I come! Although the skies today are not nearly as friendly as they once were, I still think nothing of leaving on a jet plane by myself to head out to California,

The Problem With Aging Is the Problem

The real problem with aging is that we consider it a problem We don’t need to defy aging. We need to embrace it and not see it through the lens of decline. Or diminishment The images of “older women” were

The Problem With Aging Is the Problem

The real problem with aging is that we consider it a problem We don’t need to defy aging. We need to embrace it and not see it through the lens of decline. Or diminishment The images of “older women” were

How Old Is Old -Women, Aging and Art

How old is old is, an age-old question and the answer keeps changing especially for women. Forty may be the new thirty and sixty the new fifty, but aging itself continues to be seen as diminishment and decline. Long ascribed

How Old Is Old -Women, Aging and Art

How old is old is, an age-old question and the answer keeps changing especially for women. Forty may be the new thirty and sixty the new fifty, but aging itself continues to be seen as diminishment and decline. Long ascribed

My Own Grey Gardens

Late last Monday, my American Dream was auctioned off. On the cold granite steps in front of town hall, my house of twenty-one years was sold in a foreclosure sale. As the late afternoon sun cast a golden haze on

My Own Grey Gardens

Late last Monday, my American Dream was auctioned off. On the cold granite steps in front of town hall, my house of twenty-one years was sold in a foreclosure sale. As the late afternoon sun cast a golden haze on

Entenmanns- Let Them Eat Cake. And Cookies

Cake consumption in my childhood home revolved around the classic Jewish bakery triumvirate – Ebinger’s, Sara Lee, and Entenmanns. While I don’t come from a family of bakers, I do come from a family who loves their cakes. And danish,

Entenmanns- Let Them Eat Cake. And Cookies

Cake consumption in my childhood home revolved around the classic Jewish bakery triumvirate – Ebinger’s, Sara Lee, and Entenmanns. While I don’t come from a family of bakers, I do come from a family who loves their cakes. And danish,

Florida Just Don’t. Say Gay!

  Praise Jesus! Innocent Floridian school children never have to say or hear the word gay again! Let’s wave bye-bye to homosexual, queer, and trans, too. They can go quietly back into the dark alley where they belong. At long

Florida Just Don’t. Say Gay!

  Praise Jesus! Innocent Floridian school children never have to say or hear the word gay again! Let’s wave bye-bye to homosexual, queer, and trans, too. They can go quietly back into the dark alley where they belong. At long

Celebrating Female Spirit

Today on International Women’s Day along with the bravery of the Ukrainian women I would be remiss if I didn’t also honor my mother-in-law Eva Katz. When I look in the faces of the young Ukrainian women walking through the

Celebrating Female Spirit

Today on International Women’s Day along with the bravery of the Ukrainian women I would be remiss if I didn’t also honor my mother-in-law Eva Katz. When I look in the faces of the young Ukrainian women walking through the

International Women’s Day All Eyes On Ukraine

Today on International Women’s Day I will be thinking of the extraordinary Ukrainian women who are showing the world what courage, resistance, and resiliency looks like. Including the 79-year-old great grandmother Valentyna Konstantynovska  who learned how to use an  AK-47

International Women’s Day All Eyes On Ukraine

Today on International Women’s Day I will be thinking of the extraordinary Ukrainian women who are showing the world what courage, resistance, and resiliency looks like. Including the 79-year-old great grandmother Valentyna Konstantynovska  who learned how to use an  AK-47

Virtual Discussion “Agency: Feminist Art and Power”

This Sunday March 6, 2020 I am so delighted to be part of a special virtual discussion of “Agency: Feminist Art and Power” hosted at the Museum of Sonoma County. This panel will feature curator Karen Gutfreund and select artists

Virtual Discussion “Agency: Feminist Art and Power”

This Sunday March 6, 2020 I am so delighted to be part of a special virtual discussion of “Agency: Feminist Art and Power” hosted at the Museum of Sonoma County. This panel will feature curator Karen Gutfreund and select artists

Art Appreciation It’s All In The Family 

I’ve been in hundreds of art shows over the years. It is always a thrill. But this most recent one, “Agency: Feminist Art and Power” at the Museum of Sonoma County is especially satisfying. Meaningful in ways no other has

Art Appreciation It’s All In The Family 

I’ve been in hundreds of art shows over the years. It is always a thrill. But this most recent one, “Agency: Feminist Art and Power” at the Museum of Sonoma County is especially satisfying. Meaningful in ways no other has