Posts Tagged: 1960s

RIP Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island  

In a last cruel act of 2020, COVID-19 has struck Gilligan’s Island. Is nowhere on earth safe from this awful virus? After being shipwrecked on this uncharted island since 1964, Mary Ann Summers, the sunny farm girl from Winfield, Kansas

RIP Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island  

In a last cruel act of 2020, COVID-19 has struck Gilligan’s Island. Is nowhere on earth safe from this awful virus? After being shipwrecked on this uncharted island since 1964, Mary Ann Summers, the sunny farm girl from Winfield, Kansas

James Bond Sean Connery

Sean Connery My First and Only James Bond

His name’s Connery. Sean Connery. There is only one James Bond for me. Sean Connery. The original 007 who just died at 90, was the embodiment of the Ian Fleming character.  Just as Goldfinger remains the gold standard of Bond

James Bond Sean Connery

Sean Connery My First and Only James Bond

His name’s Connery. Sean Connery. There is only one James Bond for me. Sean Connery. The original 007 who just died at 90, was the embodiment of the Ian Fleming character.  Just as Goldfinger remains the gold standard of Bond

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

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Whitewashing the Civil War

Color history whitewashed. The revisionist history of the Civil War continues today as Trump tries to defend his vile Charlottesville remark by praising Robert E Lee, a slave owner who led the fight against his own country to preserve slavery.

Whitewashing the Civil War

Color history whitewashed. The revisionist history of the Civil War continues today as Trump tries to defend his vile Charlottesville remark by praising Robert E Lee, a slave owner who led the fight against his own country to preserve slavery.

The Monkees

Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees!

Just as every girl had her favorite Beatle, so it was with the Monkees. While lead singer Davy Jones blew the minds of most prepubescent girls right into orbit with his devilish English accent,  Peter Tork was my fave rave

The Monkees

Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees!

Just as every girl had her favorite Beatle, so it was with the Monkees. While lead singer Davy Jones blew the minds of most prepubescent girls right into orbit with his devilish English accent,  Peter Tork was my fave rave

Guy Lombardo New years Eve Album

New Year Eve Party With Guy Lombardo

For me, New Year’s Eve always belonged to Guy Lombardo. It was a childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied. In the early 1960’s I felt like Cinderella, permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch, along with

Guy Lombardo New years Eve Album

New Year Eve Party With Guy Lombardo

For me, New Year’s Eve always belonged to Guy Lombardo. It was a childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied. In the early 1960’s I felt like Cinderella, permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch, along with

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow -Steven Miller and Wooly Willy

Very few would characterize Donald Trump’s xenophobic henchman Steven Miller as having a “magnetic personality.” But when it comes to the normally follically challenged Miller’s recent display of hair, he resembled nothing short of Wooly Willy that classic American toy

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow -Steven Miller and Wooly Willy

Very few would characterize Donald Trump’s xenophobic henchman Steven Miller as having a “magnetic personality.” But when it comes to the normally follically challenged Miller’s recent display of hair, he resembled nothing short of Wooly Willy that classic American toy

RFK campaign poster at home sally Karen 1968

Remembering Bobby Kennedy Fifty Years Later

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. Fifty years later, the wave of young activists feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

RFK campaign poster at home sally Karen 1968

Remembering Bobby Kennedy Fifty Years Later

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. Fifty years later, the wave of young activists feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I