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History is not the story of the past; it is the study of the future. None of these children in 1950 EVER expected to be wearing masks like these a generation later!www.authormasterminds.com/steve-levi

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Yeah, I know. “Photoshop.”  Actually, no. It is a double-exposure from 100 years ago. During the Spanish Flu influenza, 1918 to 1920.  That pandemic came in three waves. One in the Spring of 1918, a second wave in the Fall … Continue reading

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This is not Photoshop; it’s a real home. It’s also a metaphor for the turmoil of today’s political, ethnic, legal, (fake, real, made up and conspiratorial) journalistic climate. When all is said and done, this era may appear to be … Continue reading

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The great power of art is to transcend its components. Anyone can splash paint on canvas or collect loose pieces of wire. But it is what the artist DOES with the paint and wire that changes the world.  Art is … Continue reading

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It’s easy to say how BAD things are right now: COVID19, race riots, high unemployment, an unpopular president, overseas wars that never end.  This is just the cycle of history in America. Every 50 years, almost to the year, we … Continue reading

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In these days of the COVID19, people are looking back at the Spanish Influenza of a century ago and drawing real world parallels. Good! History is not the story of the past; it is the study of the future. This … Continue reading

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  The true value of education is keep you from making a fool of yourself . . . . and your proof reader and your boss and the copy editor and the printer . . . . . www.authormasterminds.com/steve-levi  

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The basic lesson of history NOT TAUGHT in schools today is events come in cycles.  Times of economic stress – like today – come with widespread protest that the lower and middle classes are not making enough money while the … Continue reading

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This is not photoshop. These are actual combat soldier during World War II and many of them do not look 20. The single most important function of a society is the education of the young.  Because ‘boys’’ this age are … Continue reading

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History is not the story of the past; it is the study of the future.  102 years ago America went through another pandemic. It was called the Spanish Flu and it killed 50 million people worldwide – 675,000 of them … Continue reading

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