Posts Tagged: 1960s

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Me

Anniversary Edition From the Vault Can it really be over half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and Me

Anniversary Edition From the Vault Can it really be over half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who

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

R.I.P. Monkees Mike Nesmith

Just as every girl had her favorite Beatle, so it was with the Monkees. While lead singer Davy Jones with his devilish English accent, blew the minds of most prepubescent girls right into orbit,  wool-capped Mike Nesmith with his deadpan

R.I.P. Monkees Mike Nesmith

Just as every girl had her favorite Beatle, so it was with the Monkees. While lead singer Davy Jones with his devilish English accent, blew the minds of most prepubescent girls right into orbit,  wool-capped Mike Nesmith with his deadpan

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.

Remembering Real Space Champions

Jeff  Bezo’s penisrocketing into the great blue yonder left me frankly unsatisfied. I’m old enough to remember real space heroes, not self-indulgent corporate billionaires looking for a mid-life thrill ride. If kids today see billionaires as the new models for

Remembering Real Space Champions

Jeff  Bezo’s penisrocketing into the great blue yonder left me frankly unsatisfied. I’m old enough to remember real space heroes, not self-indulgent corporate billionaires looking for a mid-life thrill ride. If kids today see billionaires as the new models for

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

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