Posts Tagged: personal

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

Robert Kennedy Campaign For President 1968

Robert Kennedy Through the Eyes of a Teenage Girl

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists propelling Bernie’s campaign feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

Robert Kennedy Campaign For President 1968

Robert Kennedy Through the Eyes of a Teenage Girl

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists propelling Bernie’s campaign feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

Mr Peanut Coloring Book of Presidents of USA 1950s

Mr. Peanut’s Nutty History of the U.S. Presidents

It may sound nutty, but everything I first learned about our presidents, I acquired from Mr. Peanut. In the 1950’s, that dandy of a nut nattily dressed in a top hat and monocle had published a fun-filled coloring book about

Mr Peanut Coloring Book of Presidents of USA 1950s

Mr. Peanut’s Nutty History of the U.S. Presidents

It may sound nutty, but everything I first learned about our presidents, I acquired from Mr. Peanut. In the 1950’s, that dandy of a nut nattily dressed in a top hat and monocle had published a fun-filled coloring book about

vintage illustration man and woman sneezing

Home Sick

Dear Readers, I am calling in sick. Despite the copious capsules of vitamin C and the endless drops of echinechea I regularly consume, I have caught a nasty winter cold that has knocked me for a loop. Until the cotton

vintage illustration man and woman sneezing

Home Sick

Dear Readers, I am calling in sick. Despite the copious capsules of vitamin C and the endless drops of echinechea I regularly consume, I have caught a nasty winter cold that has knocked me for a loop. Until the cotton

vintage illustration Coke ad Hawaii soldiers and natives

December 7, 1941- Pearl Harbor

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

vintage illustration Coke ad Hawaii soldiers and natives

December 7, 1941- Pearl Harbor

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

Man expressing fear

Refugee Crisis – The Fear Factor

A Threat to America Fear mongering media and xenophobic politicians cry out in protest at the possible influx of refugees seeking a safe haven. Squawking like Chicken Little, they ominously warn of the dire consequences and threat to America if

Man expressing fear

Refugee Crisis – The Fear Factor

A Threat to America Fear mongering media and xenophobic politicians cry out in protest at the possible influx of refugees seeking a safe haven. Squawking like Chicken Little, they ominously warn of the dire consequences and threat to America if

Displaced Children WWII and Syria

Syrian Refugee Crisis- Is it Deja Vu All Over Again?

As the late great Yogi Berra might say, it’s Déjà vu all over again. The heartbreaking stories and pictures of horror and loss experienced by the Syrian refugees, those 4 million men women and children fleeing a homeland riven by

Displaced Children WWII and Syria

Syrian Refugee Crisis- Is it Deja Vu All Over Again?

As the late great Yogi Berra might say, it’s Déjà vu all over again. The heartbreaking stories and pictures of horror and loss experienced by the Syrian refugees, those 4 million men women and children fleeing a homeland riven by

Vintage Illustration Summer Colliers Magazine

Say it Ain’t So….So Long Summer

Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmothers Long Island beach club. Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white beach

Vintage Illustration Summer Colliers Magazine

Say it Ain’t So….So Long Summer

Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmothers Long Island beach club. Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white beach

vintage illustration Johnnie Walker in NY

Love Wins – Too Late For Some

After the landmark Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal, two octogenarian men became the first same-sex couple to get married in Dallas County Texas.  It only took a half a century of waiting. When it comes to love, it’s

vintage illustration Johnnie Walker in NY

Love Wins – Too Late For Some

After the landmark Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal, two octogenarian men became the first same-sex couple to get married in Dallas County Texas.  It only took a half a century of waiting. When it comes to love, it’s