Posts Tagged: personal

Community in the Age of Coronavirus

Yesterday my town morphed into Mayberry. The sound of incessant car horns beeping, fire engines blaring and loud cheering drew me out of the quiet of my office yesterday afternoon.  I thought perhaps this was my town’s equivalent of the

Community in the Age of Coronavirus

Yesterday my town morphed into Mayberry. The sound of incessant car horns beeping, fire engines blaring and loud cheering drew me out of the quiet of my office yesterday afternoon.  I thought perhaps this was my town’s equivalent of the

Puppy Love in the Time of the Coronavirus Part II

  Today’s installment of Puppy Love in the Time of the Corona Virus, the Saga of Stanley my lovelorn lab. Like all of us, my dog Stanley has been suffering from acute cabin fever. Although he loves his pack, his

Puppy Love in the Time of the Coronavirus Part II

  Today’s installment of Puppy Love in the Time of the Corona Virus, the Saga of Stanley my lovelorn lab. Like all of us, my dog Stanley has been suffering from acute cabin fever. Although he loves his pack, his

author at the beach with her dog

Love in the Time of the Coronavirus

File this under Love in the time of the Coronavirus My cabin fever finally broke this afternoon, as the draw of fresh air,  water and sunshine drew me to my local beach. The small secluded Long Island beach was dotted

author at the beach with her dog

Love in the Time of the Coronavirus

File this under Love in the time of the Coronavirus My cabin fever finally broke this afternoon, as the draw of fresh air,  water and sunshine drew me to my local beach. The small secluded Long Island beach was dotted

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.   As Jews gathered in N.Y.C. on Sunday for the annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, they came together as community to say we will never

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.   As Jews gathered in N.Y.C. on Sunday for the annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, they came together as community to say we will never

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

WWI How Jewish Immigrants Helped the War Effort

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. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWI How Jewish Immigrants Helped the War Effort

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. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

art collage Sally Edelstein Traumativ Memory

Traumatic Memory- Remembering What We Want to Forget

The GOP cite a  “gap” problem in the Kavanaugh scandal, when the real  problem is the GOP. Both Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez amd Julie Swetnick report gaps in their memory of their traumatic events. They must therefore be remembering

art collage Sally Edelstein Traumativ Memory

Traumatic Memory- Remembering What We Want to Forget

The GOP cite a  “gap” problem in the Kavanaugh scandal, when the real  problem is the GOP. Both Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez amd Julie Swetnick report gaps in their memory of their traumatic events. They must therefore be remembering

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Neil Simon A Scandal Remembered

Thanks to Neil Simon I made the front page of my High School newspaper in the spring of 1973. My one and only brush with the prolific playwright involved a scandal. In my senior year of  High School, I was

Neil Simon A Scandal Remembered

Thanks to Neil Simon I made the front page of my High School newspaper in the spring of 1973. My one and only brush with the prolific playwright involved a scandal. In my senior year of  High School, I was

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