Posts Tagged: history

Times SQ Celebration 2020 1945

Americans Celebrating Victory WWII and 2020

The waiting had been agonizing. Rumors and intimations both good and bad were rampant.  The anxieties and melodrama made biding our time excruciating. Would we be victorious and vanquish an evil authoritarian once and for all? Tension was at a

Times SQ Celebration 2020 1945

Americans Celebrating Victory WWII and 2020

The waiting had been agonizing. Rumors and intimations both good and bad were rampant.  The anxieties and melodrama made biding our time excruciating. Would we be victorious and vanquish an evil authoritarian once and for all? Tension was at a

Amy Barrett Piano and Mother

Don’t Judge Me Because I Can’t Play the Piano

I never had piano lessons. Can’t tickle the ivories at all. Which now might very well disqualify me from sitting on the Supreme Court, my lack of law degree notwithstanding. That was my take away from the confirmation hearings for

Amy Barrett Piano and Mother

Don’t Judge Me Because I Can’t Play the Piano

I never had piano lessons. Can’t tickle the ivories at all. Which now might very well disqualify me from sitting on the Supreme Court, my lack of law degree notwithstanding. That was my take away from the confirmation hearings for

Fly Danger poster

Flies- The Fear Factor

  “Listen…..Do you hear it?” “Bzzzzzzz……It’s coming back……a buzzing creeping crawling nightmare of terror…..the return of the fly” That may have been the opening trailer in the 1959 Vincent Price movie Return of the Fly but it was a real-life

Fly Danger poster

Flies- The Fear Factor

  “Listen…..Do you hear it?” “Bzzzzzzz……It’s coming back……a buzzing creeping crawling nightmare of terror…..the return of the fly” That may have been the opening trailer in the 1959 Vincent Price movie Return of the Fly but it was a real-life

How Supermarkets Changed Us

  “Now That You’re Gone Never known such unhappiness Never thought it would be like this What will I do now that you’re gone?”   Like so many long term relationships, we took supermarkets for granted. It was bound to

How Supermarkets Changed Us

  “Now That You’re Gone Never known such unhappiness Never thought it would be like this What will I do now that you’re gone?”   Like so many long term relationships, we took supermarkets for granted. It was bound to

Stalin Revised Photograph

Seeing is Not Believing  -The Dictator and the Doctored Photo

Is the Trump administration taking a well-worn page from Joseph Stalin’s propaganda playbook?   File this disturbing story under “Back in the U.S.S.R.” On Saturday, the day of the 2020 Women’s March , the National Archives, our countries official record

Stalin Revised Photograph

Seeing is Not Believing  -The Dictator and the Doctored Photo

Is the Trump administration taking a well-worn page from Joseph Stalin’s propaganda playbook?   File this disturbing story under “Back in the U.S.S.R.” On Saturday, the day of the 2020 Women’s March , the National Archives, our countries official record

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

Anti semitism Headstone Vandalized

It Can’t Happen Here

It can’t happen here. Yet it can and it is. This year is ending in an epidemic of anti-Semitism. It must end. The ugly past has become present in the most horrifying way as anti-semitic vandalism has exploded. This past

Anti semitism Headstone Vandalized

It Can’t Happen Here

It can’t happen here. Yet it can and it is. This year is ending in an epidemic of anti-Semitism. It must end. The ugly past has become present in the most horrifying way as anti-semitic vandalism has exploded. This past

Radip family

Remembering Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

From the Archives: December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday, December 7, 1941, was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the

Radip family

Remembering Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

From the Archives: December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday, December 7, 1941, was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the

Why NATO Was Needed

70 years ago NATO was born in the aftermath of WWII out of a desire to prevent WWIII. Conceived out of necessity, this enduring alliance was initially forged to prevent Soviet expansionism. The shared democratic values of its members formed

Why NATO Was Needed

70 years ago NATO was born in the aftermath of WWII out of a desire to prevent WWIII. Conceived out of necessity, this enduring alliance was initially forged to prevent Soviet expansionism. The shared democratic values of its members formed

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a