Category Archives: Women

pilgrim TV dinner

Talking Turkey -TV Dinners and Thanksgiving

After 67 years, Swanson’s TV dinners may finally be making their rightful appearance as a place of honor at the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday table. For most of us, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a first. The first Thanksgiving without

pilgrim TV dinner

Talking Turkey -TV Dinners and Thanksgiving

After 67 years, Swanson’s TV dinners may finally be making their rightful appearance as a place of honor at the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday table. For most of us, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a first. The first Thanksgiving without

vintage illustration family

Husbands -the Breadwinner

Gals, your hubby is going back to work! A collective sigh could be heard from housewives across the country when Donald Trump announced in Michigan “We are getting your husband’s back to work!’ Finally, the ladies can tend to their

vintage illustration family

Husbands -the Breadwinner

Gals, your hubby is going back to work! A collective sigh could be heard from housewives across the country when Donald Trump announced in Michigan “We are getting your husband’s back to work!’ Finally, the ladies can tend to their

supreme court swearing in Barrett Ginsburg

A Shonda For Democracy

Everything about Amy Coney Barrett is a Shonda! Though that Yiddish word means scandal it has nothing to do with the showrunner of that classic TV series, Shonda Rhimes! Shonda is Yiddish for something scandalously shameful, a disgrace, an embarrassment.

supreme court swearing in Barrett Ginsburg

A Shonda For Democracy

Everything about Amy Coney Barrett is a Shonda! Though that Yiddish word means scandal it has nothing to do with the showrunner of that classic TV series, Shonda Rhimes! Shonda is Yiddish for something scandalously shameful, a disgrace, an embarrassment.

A Shot Of  Compassion in a Time of Social Distancing

I didn’t realize how profoundly I missed human connection in real life until I received a big dose of it recently. Zoom has been a lifesaver, and old familiar face time has been a wonderful way to see and connect

A Shot Of  Compassion in a Time of Social Distancing

I didn’t realize how profoundly I missed human connection in real life until I received a big dose of it recently. Zoom has been a lifesaver, and old familiar face time has been a wonderful way to see and connect

A Milestone Memorial for Me

When all is said and done, I am the product of a successful “set-up.” Seventy years ago today a 29-year-old man from Queens married a 24-year-old woman from Manhattan. This young couple filled with hope, whose whole life lay in

A Milestone Memorial for Me

When all is said and done, I am the product of a successful “set-up.” Seventy years ago today a 29-year-old man from Queens married a 24-year-old woman from Manhattan. This young couple filled with hope, whose whole life lay in

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

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

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