Category Archives: Personal Memories

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

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

woma fear of asiatic flu

Asian Flu Epidemic

“Chinese Flu” or “Kung Flu.”  Pick one from column A,  one from column B. With both you get fevers and chills. And racism. Whatever you want to call it, Trump’s ignorant tweet referring to the Coronavirus as the Chinese flu

woma fear of asiatic flu

Asian Flu Epidemic

“Chinese Flu” or “Kung Flu.”  Pick one from column A,  one from column B. With both you get fevers and chills. And racism. Whatever you want to call it, Trump’s ignorant tweet referring to the Coronavirus as the Chinese flu

flowers and vintage book vover

Exodus from the American Dream

  Nothing has given me greater joy than sharing stories, insights, and images with you. As you may have noticed  I’ve dropped off in my postings in recent months and want to share what is going on. Here is my

flowers and vintage book vover

Exodus from the American Dream

  Nothing has given me greater joy than sharing stories, insights, and images with you. As you may have noticed  I’ve dropped off in my postings in recent months and want to share what is going on. Here is my

vintage photo of people No One is Safe

Fear Goes Viral

Flu season always sends chills through me. Literally. This season a pandemic of panic is sweeping the nation and the globe. Coronavirus fear has gone viral spreading faster than the virus itself. Social media and cable news are promoting the

vintage photo of people No One is Safe

Fear Goes Viral

Flu season always sends chills through me. Literally. This season a pandemic of panic is sweeping the nation and the globe. Coronavirus fear has gone viral spreading faster than the virus itself. Social media and cable news are promoting the

All I Want For Hanukkah is a Christmas Tree

As Hanukkah approaches, I share a little secret. Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbor’s wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbor’s holiday. Holiday cheer

All I Want For Hanukkah is a Christmas Tree

As Hanukkah approaches, I share a little secret. Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbor’s wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbor’s holiday. Holiday cheer

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

Kennedy Assassination – A Weekend of Binge TV

History was compressed into a single weekend that November of 1963. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

Kennedy Assassination – A Weekend of Binge TV

History was compressed into a single weekend that November of 1963. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like

world trade center

World Trade Center Remembered

From The Vault: I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall. Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy

world trade center

World Trade Center Remembered

From The Vault: I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall. Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy

Vintage Brownie camera

Summer Season’s End

  Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmother’s Long Island beach club. Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white

Vintage Brownie camera

Summer Season’s End

  Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmother’s Long Island beach club. Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age