Tag Archives: Great Depression

My Roots Are Showing (And They Are Angry)!

I had planned to write about something else for today’s posting. It will have to wait. It wasn’t the most important news item of next week. What I’m asking you to explore with me is! Continue reading My Roots Are Showing (And They Are Angry)!

The Enshrinement Of Frances Perkins

I guess I need to start this posting off with an apology: I’m sorry it took me this long to recognize what a progressive Frances Perkins was! If you somehow combined progressive and glass ceiling smasher is one word a picture of Perkins would accompany it in the dictionary. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Frances Perkins

75 Years Later And Still The Greatest!

I’m not sure how much of a big deal the for-profit media is going to make of today but here it is THE story. Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which was the tipping point event that caused the United States to enter World War II. It is important to remember the event, but in the final analysis it is just another of many significant dates in history. Today what I really want to honor is America’s Greatest Generation!   Continue reading 75 Years Later And Still The Greatest!

Buyers’ Remorse Coming -Part I

I grew up in Western New York and didn’t leave it until 1999. I have a pretty good feel for the people. I remember its glory days where you could come out of high school, get a job at an auto factory or steel mill and have a middle class life that culminated in a pretty decent retirement. Those days and the jobs they brought have been gone for some time now. My father actually thought I was crazy to go to college; he felt I should have gone to work at one of the two Chevy plants. Continue reading Buyers’ Remorse Coming -Part I

Fictional Fright

A few days ago I finished reading Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here. I have a policy against putting works of fiction on the Recommended Reading list or it would be a candidate. Most of my reading is non-fiction and most of that nerdy. Once in a while I need a break and indulge myself with a novel. It Can’t Happen Here is enjoying a resurgence because it looks eerily similar to the 2016 presidential campaign. Come along for a nickel tour. Continue reading Fictional Fright