Posts Tagged: history

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

Vintage ad Suburban couple and house 1950s

Embracing My Roots

I would grow up living my parents post war American dreams. Nothing personified that dream more than our suburban home where they lived for nearly 62 years. My foundation was entrenched in that home so it should be no surprise

Vintage ad Suburban couple and house 1950s

Embracing My Roots

I would grow up living my parents post war American dreams. Nothing personified that dream more than our suburban home where they lived for nearly 62 years. My foundation was entrenched in that home so it should be no surprise

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

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

vintage illustration man and woman sneezing

Remembrance of Flu Epidemics Past Pt II

Just like today, in the cold winter of 1957 the war against the flu raged. The dreaded Asiatic Flu that was spreading through the country, hit my own mother hard. The flu was on the march and health authorities everywhere

vintage illustration man and woman sneezing

Remembrance of Flu Epidemics Past Pt II

Just like today, in the cold winter of 1957 the war against the flu raged. The dreaded Asiatic Flu that was spreading through the country, hit my own mother hard. The flu was on the march and health authorities everywhere

Newspaper headline John Lennon Shot

John Lennon The Day the Music Died

“I read the news today, oh boy….” On another chilly Monday in December nearly 40 years ago, a gunshot extinguished the remaining idealism of a generation. A brief, violent moment and hope had died yet again for me That the

Newspaper headline John Lennon Shot

John Lennon The Day the Music Died

“I read the news today, oh boy….” On another chilly Monday in December nearly 40 years ago, a gunshot extinguished the remaining idealism of a generation. A brief, violent moment and hope had died yet again for me That the

Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Prince harry Meghan Markle

Royal Romance When Love Trumps Hate – Meghan Markle and Wallis Simpson

Someday My Prince Will Come American. Bi-Racial. Divorced. Oh My! The stuffy house of Windsor has finally opened a long stuck window to let in some fresh twenty-first century air. With the joyous and welcoming engagement of Prince Harry to

Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Prince harry Meghan Markle

Royal Romance When Love Trumps Hate – Meghan Markle and Wallis Simpson

Someday My Prince Will Come American. Bi-Racial. Divorced. Oh My! The stuffy house of Windsor has finally opened a long stuck window to let in some fresh twenty-first century air. With the joyous and welcoming engagement of Prince Harry to