Posts Tagged: history

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Kool Aid Man and Ben Franklin Comic Book

Don’t Drink From the Kool-Aid

If the idea of Kool-Aid Man meeting Ben Franklin seems like we’ve entered an alternative history, bizarro world, take a look around now. We are living in a bizarro world right now. This ludicrous depiction of America history in a

Kool Aid Man and Ben Franklin Comic Book

Don’t Drink From the Kool-Aid

If the idea of Kool-Aid Man meeting Ben Franklin seems like we’ve entered an alternative history, bizarro world, take a look around now. We are living in a bizarro world right now. This ludicrous depiction of America history in a

To Tweet or Telegram?

  Who doesn’t want attention grabbing tweets that get noticed? This time of year my twitter feed like everyone’s is bloated with short bursts of holiday cheer, each compact tweet competing for our short attention span by trying to cleverly

To Tweet or Telegram?

  Who doesn’t want attention grabbing tweets that get noticed? This time of year my twitter feed like everyone’s is bloated with short bursts of holiday cheer, each compact tweet competing for our short attention span by trying to cleverly

vintage illustration WWII family home for Xmas

Home For Christmas…If Only In My Dreams

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

vintage illustration WWII family home for Xmas

Home For Christmas…If Only In My Dreams

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

America Keeps Her Commitments- A Post War Promise

Once upon a time, but not that long ago, America was the world’s peacekeeper. We stood at the apex of power, united as a country, and our commitment to our Allies absolute. Our word was our bond. For those too

America Keeps Her Commitments- A Post War Promise

Once upon a time, but not that long ago, America was the world’s peacekeeper. We stood at the apex of power, united as a country, and our commitment to our Allies absolute. Our word was our bond. For those too

WWII soldiers

WWI Remembering the Others That Served

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his “hyphenated” American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. While we celebrate the centennial of Armistice Day, the shadow of

WWII soldiers

WWI Remembering the Others That Served

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his “hyphenated” American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. While we celebrate the centennial of Armistice Day, the shadow of

Vintage Illustration Voters

Every Vote Counts

You cannot value too highly your right to vote. It is the American Way. In the midst of the cold war, Metropolitan  Life Insurance  ran an ad encouraging Americans to embrace their  God-given American right to vote, a privilege not

Vintage Illustration Voters

Every Vote Counts

You cannot value too highly your right to vote. It is the American Way. In the midst of the cold war, Metropolitan  Life Insurance  ran an ad encouraging Americans to embrace their  God-given American right to vote, a privilege not

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

Refugees- A Moral Obligation and a Call to Action

Just like my own Jewish family, White House senior advisor Steven Miller’s family was the beneficiary of immigration policies  that his own administration is working so hard to undo. Trump may be unhinged but Steven Miller is clearly unmoored, especially

Refugees- A Moral Obligation and a Call to Action

Just like my own Jewish family, White House senior advisor Steven Miller’s family was the beneficiary of immigration policies  that his own administration is working so hard to undo. Trump may be unhinged but Steven Miller is clearly unmoored, especially

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free