One of the reasons I love reading and writing historical fiction is that, as a society, we are so self-absorbed in our present and our future, we forget our past. Sure, we occasionally laugh at a Facebook meme that asks who remembers the connection between a cassette tape and a pencil. But that’s not very far back, really.  Does our memory only stretch backwards to the 80’s?

I am pretty certain that no one reading this post will remember a time when THIS was okay.

Fresh air for your city baby.


(Thanks, Larry O’Donnell, for sending this photograph my way!)