Posts Tagged: writing

vintage girl eating hot dog

Hot Dogs Cold War

Hot dogs, that very symbol of culinary democracy took on a special meaning during the cold war, especially in the summer of 1961. The fate of Nathans Hot Dogs hung in the balance. Barbecue Brigade Summer barbecues were a family

vintage girl eating hot dog

Hot Dogs Cold War

Hot dogs, that very symbol of culinary democracy took on a special meaning during the cold war, especially in the summer of 1961. The fate of Nathans Hot Dogs hung in the balance. Barbecue Brigade Summer barbecues were a family

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

atomic bomb blast

Hiroshima Hits Home – A Blast From the Past

History is being made in Hiroshima today. Over 70 years after an Atomic blast ushered us into the nuclear age, President Barack Obama is visiting that very city where over 140,000 people died. The president will not apologize for the

atomic bomb blast

Hiroshima Hits Home – A Blast From the Past

History is being made in Hiroshima today. Over 70 years after an Atomic blast ushered us into the nuclear age, President Barack Obama is visiting that very city where over 140,000 people died. The president will not apologize for the

vintage illustration 1950s husband and wife

Atomic Passion – The Utterly Unauthorized Story of My Conception

It was spring 1954. While the Cold War was frozen solid, thanks to a temporary thaw in my parents own chilly clashes, I would be conceived on a sweltering hot night that June.   The year had started with a

vintage illustration 1950s husband and wife

Atomic Passion – The Utterly Unauthorized Story of My Conception

It was spring 1954. While the Cold War was frozen solid, thanks to a temporary thaw in my parents own chilly clashes, I would be conceived on a sweltering hot night that June.   The year had started with a

Vintage illustration GOP elephant and Democratic Donkey

Was the Grand Old Party Once Really Grand?

Fact or Fiction It may sound like a fairy tale but once upon a time the GOP really were…well, pretty Grand! Today when the phrase “moderate Republican” is fast becoming an oxymoron, it seems like fiction  to imagine a  time

Vintage illustration GOP elephant and Democratic Donkey

Was the Grand Old Party Once Really Grand?

Fact or Fiction It may sound like a fairy tale but once upon a time the GOP really were…well, pretty Grand! Today when the phrase “moderate Republican” is fast becoming an oxymoron, it seems like fiction  to imagine a  time

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 photo pulp fiction woman

Remembering Abortion Before Roe v Wade

Today on the 43rd anniversary of Roe V Wade and with the Supreme Court set to revisit  women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v Cole Case, the most serious threat to abortion rights since 1992-

vintage photo pulp fiction woman

Remembering Abortion Before Roe v Wade

Today on the 43rd anniversary of Roe V Wade and with the Supreme Court set to revisit  women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v Cole Case, the most serious threat to abortion rights since 1992-

Hydrogen Bomb Ivy Mike atmospheric test

North Korea Nuclear Jitters

Say It Ain’t So Did North Korea really just conduct a hydrogen bomb test? Despite Kim Jong Un’s boastful declaration that it detonated a hydrogen bomb, there now seem to be some doubts. The fact that the explosion might be

Hydrogen Bomb Ivy Mike atmospheric test

North Korea Nuclear Jitters

Say It Ain’t So Did North Korea really just conduct a hydrogen bomb test? Despite Kim Jong Un’s boastful declaration that it detonated a hydrogen bomb, there now seem to be some doubts. The fact that the explosion might be

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

Vintage Illustration Sitting at Paris Cafes

Drawn to Paris

I was a Francophile by the time I was five. Even as a toddler I was drawn to Paris. Literally. From the tender age of three until about seven, I was known as “Pierre the Artist.” More precisely, I insisted

Vintage Illustration Sitting at Paris Cafes

Drawn to Paris

I was a Francophile by the time I was five. Even as a toddler I was drawn to Paris. Literally. From the tender age of three until about seven, I was known as “Pierre the Artist.” More precisely, I insisted