Category Archives: Suburbia

Ms Magazine – Pushed to Be Betty Draper I Was Always More Like Don

After Ms Magazine ran a piece on me as an artist a few months ago, I switched gears and decided to pitch them a story about my Mad Men-like childhood where I was more Don Draper than his wife Betty.

Ms Magazine – Pushed to Be Betty Draper I Was Always More Like Don

After Ms Magazine ran a piece on me as an artist a few months ago, I switched gears and decided to pitch them a story about my Mad Men-like childhood where I was more Don Draper than his wife Betty.

Hello From the Long Goodbye

  Donald Trump may have abandoned the world of blogging but despite my recent absence, I have not. My attention has been shifted momentarily out of necessity because of my soon-to-be move to a new home but my heart remains

Hello From the Long Goodbye

  Donald Trump may have abandoned the world of blogging but despite my recent absence, I have not. My attention has been shifted momentarily out of necessity because of my soon-to-be move to a new home but my heart remains

Pesticides Belong- to the Fun of Living!

Mid-Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in new and amazing

Pesticides Belong- to the Fun of Living!

Mid-Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in new and amazing

vintage illustration moving

Pack It Up Trump, Time to Get Moving

It’s now time to think about moving Donald. I know I have. No, not only visualizing the sizeable moving vans pulling up to the big white house at 1600 Pennsylvania  Ave, but another large moving van pulling up to my

vintage illustration moving

Pack It Up Trump, Time to Get Moving

It’s now time to think about moving Donald. I know I have. No, not only visualizing the sizeable moving vans pulling up to the big white house at 1600 Pennsylvania  Ave, but another large moving van pulling up to my

Hanukkah and Christmas

In My Jewish Home I Grew Up Celebrating Christmas

  Sometimes it can feel like Hanukkah doesn’t hold a candle to Christmas. Eight skinny, little Hanukkah candles can’t even begin to compete with vibrating LED Christmas lights pulsating in sequence to the sound of everything from “Let it Snow”

Hanukkah and Christmas

In My Jewish Home I Grew Up Celebrating Christmas

  Sometimes it can feel like Hanukkah doesn’t hold a candle to Christmas. Eight skinny, little Hanukkah candles can’t even begin to compete with vibrating LED Christmas lights pulsating in sequence to the sound of everything from “Let it Snow”

A Vote For Biden!

I just discovered a Biden voter in of all places right in my own backyard. This was truly so out of the blue. A possible, please let it be a good omen. I’ve spent the day feeling as anxious as

A Vote For Biden!

I just discovered a Biden voter in of all places right in my own backyard. This was truly so out of the blue. A possible, please let it be a good omen. I’ve spent the day feeling as anxious as

1950s Housewife

Trump’s Mythical Suburban Housewife

Though it sounds like an oxymoron, June Cleaver was trending on twitter yesterday. Why? Once again Donald Trump invokes the Suburban Housewife that lily-white mythical creature that once roamed America’s sub-divisions dressed in heels and pearls. The Americanus Suburban Housewife

1950s Housewife

Trump’s Mythical Suburban Housewife

Though it sounds like an oxymoron, June Cleaver was trending on twitter yesterday. Why? Once again Donald Trump invokes the Suburban Housewife that lily-white mythical creature that once roamed America’s sub-divisions dressed in heels and pearls. The Americanus Suburban Housewife

Turmp Storm

“How a Power Outage in the Time of a Pandemic Unexpectedly Restored Me.

We’re hot as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore! If you live outside the Tri-State area, chances are you have no idea about the destruction that Tropical Storm Isaias brought to millions. One week after Isaias carved

Turmp Storm

“How a Power Outage in the Time of a Pandemic Unexpectedly Restored Me.

We’re hot as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore! If you live outside the Tri-State area, chances are you have no idea about the destruction that Tropical Storm Isaias brought to millions. One week after Isaias carved

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

All American Supermarket

This morning I stumbled out of bed groggily to get to the 6:30am Senior shopping lalapalooza at my local Stop & Shop supermarket and I hit the jackpot. It was nothing short of being like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep,

All American Supermarket

This morning I stumbled out of bed groggily to get to the 6:30am Senior shopping lalapalooza at my local Stop & Shop supermarket and I hit the jackpot. It was nothing short of being like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep,