Posts Tagged: 1950s

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

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”

Joe FRiday Dragnet

Just the Facts Ma’am

Face the facts. Donald Trump doesn’t like the truth. Stop the counting! Stop the testing! Stop the presses! Trump can’t deal with reality. Let alone facts. Unless they are of the alternative variety. Last night from the podium at the

Joe FRiday Dragnet

Just the Facts Ma’am

Face the facts. Donald Trump doesn’t like the truth. Stop the counting! Stop the testing! Stop the presses! Trump can’t deal with reality. Let alone facts. Unless they are of the alternative variety. Last night from the podium at the

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

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

March of Dimes Polio and Innoculation

Lessons From Polio in the Age of COVID

The coronavirus is still on the march. Somehow amidst all the protests filled with wall to wall people, that concern has receded in folks consciousness. We are still far from a vaccine, the only thing that will be a game

March of Dimes Polio and Innoculation

Lessons From Polio in the Age of COVID

The coronavirus is still on the march. Somehow amidst all the protests filled with wall to wall people, that concern has receded in folks consciousness. We are still far from a vaccine, the only thing that will be a game

Merry Mailman Record

Lost in the Mail

Will the Merry Mailman go the way of the Merry Milkman? Say it ain’t so. The very thought that the once iconic American letter carrier who vowed to deliver our mail through snow or rain or heat or gloom of

Merry Mailman Record

Lost in the Mail

Will the Merry Mailman go the way of the Merry Milkman? Say it ain’t so. The very thought that the once iconic American letter carrier who vowed to deliver our mail through snow or rain or heat or gloom of

My Birth Day

As I sadly prepare for my home to be foreclosed I think of my first and most primal of evictions. My birth, when I was unceremoniously cast from the womb. On my birthday today, my mind naturally goes to my

My Birth Day

As I sadly prepare for my home to be foreclosed I think of my first and most primal of evictions. My birth, when I was unceremoniously cast from the womb. On my birthday today, my mind naturally goes to my

Gay Pride Flag and Vintage illustration

LGBTQ in the Workplace- Lavender Scare

As the Supreme Court convenes to decide whether employers can legally fire workers because they are LGBTQ, it’s worth taking a look back at the U.S. government’s own shameful history, when not that long ago, thousands of hard-working, qualified Americans

Gay Pride Flag and Vintage illustration

LGBTQ in the Workplace- Lavender Scare

As the Supreme Court convenes to decide whether employers can legally fire workers because they are LGBTQ, it’s worth taking a look back at the U.S. government’s own shameful history, when not that long ago, thousands of hard-working, qualified Americans

Candidates Kissing Babys

Will Campaign Baby Kissing Become Taboo?

Politics is a touchy business. There was a time when a kiss and a big hug was de rigour for a politician. Pressing the flesh is a vital part of a campaign. Politicians shake hands, they hug, and there is

Candidates Kissing Babys

Will Campaign Baby Kissing Become Taboo?

Politics is a touchy business. There was a time when a kiss and a big hug was de rigour for a politician. Pressing the flesh is a vital part of a campaign. Politicians shake hands, they hug, and there is