Bandaging the Bruised Bear

Every baby boomer remembers the 1964 Goldwater campaign ad, which juxtaposed innocent children, pledging allegiance to the flag, with an impassioned Nikita Khrushchev waving his finger in the air vowing, “We will bury you…your children will be Communists!”  Khrushchev’s warning was the impetus for American teachers to hustle students into …

“Barry’s Kids” Boomer Health Care Telethon

“If its pity, we’ll get some money.  I’m just giving you the facts. Pity.” Jerry Lewis, 2001 Every baby-boomer alive can probably recount the exact moment they saw  “crippled” children emerge from behind the curtain on the annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.  Seared in our minds are visions of handicapped …