Category Archives: Suburbia

A Birthday Tribute to my Beach Loving Mother Betty

I got my deep love of the water and the beach from my beloved mother Betty. Born in Brooklyn on Bastille Day, her lifelong enthusiasm for the sand and surf was deeply infectious and I caught the beach bug very

A Birthday Tribute to my Beach Loving Mother Betty

I got my deep love of the water and the beach from my beloved mother Betty. Born in Brooklyn on Bastille Day, her lifelong enthusiasm for the sand and surf was deeply infectious and I caught the beach bug very

Freeing Myself From Independence Day This Year

Once upon a time, I looked forward to celebrating July 4th. Wearing a cardboard Uncle Sam hat, and waving the stars and stripes as I waited greedily for the next hot off-the-grill All-American hot dog, I felt proud to be

Freeing Myself From Independence Day This Year

Once upon a time, I looked forward to celebrating July 4th. Wearing a cardboard Uncle Sam hat, and waving the stars and stripes as I waited greedily for the next hot off-the-grill All-American hot dog, I felt proud to be

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

House Under Water

In another installment of Sally’s Sob Story…. Today’s episode: “House Under Water.” When we last left our heroine, many thought she has successfully outrun the cruel sheriff in foreclosing her beloved home and that was all far behind her. Some

House Under Water

In another installment of Sally’s Sob Story…. Today’s episode: “House Under Water.” When we last left our heroine, many thought she has successfully outrun the cruel sheriff in foreclosing her beloved home and that was all far behind her. Some

sally Edelstein and her dog Prince

Why Dogs Rule

Today it’s all about the dogs. In honor of Betty White’s 100th birthday today, I share a wonderful world that once lived in my young imagination, a world I think that she would support wholeheartedly- I called it ArfLand a

sally Edelstein and her dog Prince

Why Dogs Rule

Today it’s all about the dogs. In honor of Betty White’s 100th birthday today, I share a wonderful world that once lived in my young imagination, a world I think that she would support wholeheartedly- I called it ArfLand a

My Not So Secret Christmas Story

To all who celebrate today, whatever you celebrate, in whatever way you choose to celebrate… I celebrate you! Thank you for taking the time to read my words, and hear my voice among the cacophony of voices out there. At

My Not So Secret Christmas Story

To all who celebrate today, whatever you celebrate, in whatever way you choose to celebrate… I celebrate you! Thank you for taking the time to read my words, and hear my voice among the cacophony of voices out there. At

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