Posts Tagged: personal

A Mid Century Send Off

My mid-century home is fading fast. Right now strangers and bottom feeders are traipsing thru my parent’s suburban house picking over the remains of a family’s long life hoping to score a deal at a tag sale. It is  the

A Mid Century Send Off

My mid-century home is fading fast. Right now strangers and bottom feeders are traipsing thru my parent’s suburban house picking over the remains of a family’s long life hoping to score a deal at a tag sale. It is  the

Vintage fashions

Memories Coming Out of Mothballs

For some, the sweet perfume of lilacs drifting through open screened windows evoke spring. For me springtime can be conjured up with the toxic smell of mothballs. These past many months as I have been sadly consumed with closing down

Vintage fashions

Memories Coming Out of Mothballs

For some, the sweet perfume of lilacs drifting through open screened windows evoke spring. For me springtime can be conjured up with the toxic smell of mothballs. These past many months as I have been sadly consumed with closing down

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

art collage Sally Edelstein Traumativ Memory

Traumatic Memory – Remembering What Was Forgotten

Remembering What Was Forgotten-Traumatic Memory, PTSD and Childhood Sexual abuse My memory leads a double life of knowing and not knowing at the very same time. It is a constant, exhausting  battle. This is a story about memory gone awry;

art collage Sally Edelstein Traumativ Memory

Traumatic Memory – Remembering What Was Forgotten

Remembering What Was Forgotten-Traumatic Memory, PTSD and Childhood Sexual abuse My memory leads a double life of knowing and not knowing at the very same time. It is a constant, exhausting  battle. This is a story about memory gone awry;

Me Too…Portrait of Pain

Today I add  my voice to every woman who has had the courage to speak and speak for those who can’t. I also give voice to my younger self, the young woman in her twenties and thirties who didn’t think

Me Too…Portrait of Pain

Today I add  my voice to every woman who has had the courage to speak and speak for those who can’t. I also give voice to my younger self, the young woman in her twenties and thirties who didn’t think

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Charlottesville Has Made the Past Present For Jews

Past has become present in the most horrifying way. When I see the Nazi flag that symbol of the Third Reich being waved proudly through the streets of Charlottesville, all I can see is a little Polish boy, homeless, hungry

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Charlottesville Has Made the Past Present For Jews

Past has become present in the most horrifying way. When I see the Nazi flag that symbol of the Third Reich being waved proudly through the streets of Charlottesville, all I can see is a little Polish boy, homeless, hungry

Alice in Wonderland

Dementia, The Donald, and My Dad

For the past few months it has felt as though I had joined Alice falling through the rabbit hole. Ever since late January, living in what seemed to be an alternative universe littered with alternative facts has taken its toll

Alice in Wonderland

Dementia, The Donald, and My Dad

For the past few months it has felt as though I had joined Alice falling through the rabbit hole. Ever since late January, living in what seemed to be an alternative universe littered with alternative facts has taken its toll

Memorial Day- Remembering My Greatest Generation Dad

Memorial day this year takes on a different significance than other years for me. This year as the number of WWII veterans continue to dwindle, another former G.I. of the Greatest Generation has recently died. My dad. Through the years

Memorial Day- Remembering My Greatest Generation Dad

Memorial day this year takes on a different significance than other years for me. This year as the number of WWII veterans continue to dwindle, another former G.I. of the Greatest Generation has recently died. My dad. Through the years

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

Vintage Illustration soldiers at college

GI Joe Becomes Joe College

Once upon a time colleges and home ownership were a privilege reserved for the rich. As the cost of 4 years of college education escalates between $100,00 and $200,000 we  may end up replicating  those pre- WWII times. It was

Vintage Illustration soldiers at college

GI Joe Becomes Joe College

Once upon a time colleges and home ownership were a privilege reserved for the rich. As the cost of 4 years of college education escalates between $100,00 and $200,000 we  may end up replicating  those pre- WWII times. It was