Supermarkets are microcosms of society. And interactions haven’t changed much—and certainly not enough—over time. As a girl, growing up in Brooklyn, I lived the social hierarchy that has undoubtedly seeped down through the generations of our subconsciousness. At age 6 or 7, I loved to stroll with my mother down the aisles of our localContinue reading “Historical Perspectives from a 2021 lens, Day 7”
Exactly 70 years ago in Youngstown, Ohio, I had a job as a lifeguard. It was 1951. I was sixteen, bobby socks and poodle skirts were in, and topping the charts were the old familiars with household names: Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney. But the top of the top was the man with theContinue reading “Historical Perspectives from a 2021 lens, Day 6”
This is not a criticism but a stated fact that I imagine many if not most Americans don’t know even in the first fifth of the 21st century the differences between Hindu and Muslim and Sikh yes Sikh there’s a true mystery my people targeted since the towers fell for the miles of fabric wrappedContinue reading “Historical Perspectives from a 2021 lens, Day 5”
Upon first greeting at our door A woman of the kindest heart and finest feelings Then my face made of heavenly smiles gave place to that of a demon And my voice of tranquil music changed to harsh and horrid discord But to what do you attribute my shifts during those tender years of yourContinue reading “Historical Perspectives from a 2021 lens, Day 4”
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