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Our Social Darwinists Then and Now

Our Social Darwinists Then and Now

by Claire Goldstene Over the past few weeks, listening to Congressman Paul Ryan has had me thinking about the place of Social Darwinism in American politics. Ryan, the 2012 vice-presidential candidate and potential 2016 presidential contender, has rather suddenly repudiated his years-long fondness for dividing America between the “makers” and the “takers.” As part...

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1958 Scouts Parade in downtown Sacramento.

Feb 4, 2015
1958 Scouts Parade in downtown Sacramento.

1958 Scouts Parade in downtown Sacramento.

My West Sacramento Photo of the Day
The Bryte Boys…fun on the river circa 1930!

The Bryte Boys…fun on the river circa 1930!

Thank you Linda Balakin Boerlin for sharing this great photo of her dad and his buddies...The Bryte Boys were Al Beebe, George Kristoff, Bill Balakin, George Roberti, Mike Karakos and Walt Roberti. Linda is not sure of the date but her dad Bill was bor...

Vintage Sacramento
Not actually in Sacramento, but it’s close enough, and…

Jan 8, 2015
Not actually in Sacramento, but it’s close enough, and…









Not actually in Sacramento, but it’s close enough, and worth a look at those beautiful MGs!

foundit-photos:

It’s time for a road trip! 1985 trip to California’s Gold Country… 


Vintage Sacramento
Check out the expression on the boy in plaid’s face (on…

Dec 8, 2014
Check out the expression on the boy in plaid’s face (on…



Check out the expression on the boy in plaid’s face (on the left)! This precious class photo is courtesy of Steve Cotton, circa 1962-63, from Earl Leggett School in Fair Oaks.


The Girl With Moxie
I Speak Canadian – Sort Of

So there’s someone who’s come into my life recently. I shall call him The Canadian, or TC for short, because he is, well, Canadian. We’ve known each other via social media for several years, flirted off and on, then began … Continue reading

Vintage Sacramento
Look at the Googie-wonderful Eppie’s at 30th & N in…

Nov 21, 2014
Look at the Googie-wonderful Eppie’s at 30th & N in…



Look at the Googie-wonderful Eppie’s at 30th & N in this vintage postcard. It’s still standing, though I trust that it’s been updated inside many times over… (currently an IHOP)

(postcard courtesy of Alan Almeida’s collection)


Vintage Sacramento
2 more class photos courtesy of Alan Almeida. These are from…

Oct 26, 2014
2 more class photos courtesy of Alan Almeida. These are from…





2 more class photos courtesy of Alan Almeida. These are from Hollywood Park school in Sacramento, circa 1968 & 1969.


Vintage Sacramento
More class photos courtesy of Alan Almeida! Sacramento’s…

Oct 26, 2014
More class photos courtesy of Alan Almeida! Sacramento’s…





More class photos courtesy of Alan Almeida! Sacramento’s Newton Booth school, 1966, 1967.


Vintage Sacramento
Great class pic of 1965’s Mrs Calcagno students at…

Oct 21, 2014
Great class pic of 1965’s Mrs Calcagno students at…



Great class pic of 1965’s Mrs Calcagno students at Sacramento’s Newton Booth school! Courtesy of Alan Almeida.


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