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NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Dirty Gertie

Gertrude’s wispy-thin hair is shock white. Although she’s pushing a hundred, she doesn’t look a day older than eighty. Introducing herself by her nickname, “Trudy,” she smiles, showing her broken teeth—some decaying and in need of extraction.  Gertrude confesses she was never called Gertie because kids would have picked on her and called her Dirty Gertie, and you know what that means—Dirty Gertie is a bad girl, easy, a slut. 


Sarah, You are Golden

The Voyager is carrying a golden record that has recorded the sounds, music and imagery portraying the diversity of our lives on earth.  This record of gold is our way of communicating what it is like to be a human being.The golden record may be the single most important communication generated by our planet. What would you record to send into deep space?


An ode to Hayden Brumbeloe

I never met Hayden Brumbeloe, but I like the cadence of his name.   He grew up in a working-class town not far from Abilene, Texas under a hot dry sun in a land most often noted for the way it was depicted in the classic film The Last Picture Show.    


What's happening with Small Business?

The last time we covered small business was in May 2020. What’s happening now?


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Alicat Bookshop Blues

Patricia Vaccarino writes about the legendary Alicat Bookshop in Yonkers, New York.  


Boxed Out Among Friends and Lovers

Patricia Vaccarino writes about the challenges facing independent bookstores in the age of the pandemic, the “Boxed Out Campaign” sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, a few of her favorite bookstores, and the first time she bought a book at the legendary Alicat Bookshop in Yonkers, New York.                


PR for People® THE CONNECTOR – NOVEMBER 2020

Our November magazine has always focused on food and gratitude, but this November we are expanding our theme to help us heal from our wounds. We seek comfort from all of the small things that sustain us. Our stories focus on  a wide range of people who are creating comfort by building caring communities. And we are honored to share their stories. 

 


My Two Joes

When the going gets tough, I’m reminded of the two toughest men I’ve ever known: my two Joes. Joey Blue Eyes was my father’s nickname. At 20, this Italian working class boy from Yonkers found himself in the Marine Corps on the front lines of Korea in the 1st Battalion of the 1st Marine Division. Marching north to the Yalu river during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign in 1950, he was one among 12,000 marines who...


WILLIAM LULOW – Capturing the Rhythm of Light

Master photographer William “Bill” Lulow characterizes light as the essential element that controls all of his photographs. Form, texture and composition come into play, but it is always light that steals the show. Lulow says, “I bring my lifelong love of photography and my studio lighting expertise to everything I shoot.” He describes his relationship with photography as a great passion, an ongoing love affair with the process of creating beautiful imagery. 


Rocky Mountain: High and Low

From Colorado: Rocky Mountain: High and Low...Are you thirty-something and thinking about moving to Denver, Colorado? For Millennials seeking opportunity, Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in America.