My Head Hurts

March 17, 2017 By Mickey Friedman I don’t know about you but my head hurts. My brain is bruised. Too much tapping. I survived McCarthyia, that bizarre American world of Senator Joe McCarthy and the Dulles Brothers, with a Commie…

The Bug Ban

March 3, 2017 By Mickey Friedman You never know who you’ll meet at Fuel. I was writing about my friend Frank and The Deli when this guy asked to use the outlet beneath my table to charge his phone. I…

RIP – Solutions

February 22, 2017 By Mickey Friedman So the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire (CDCSB) purchased the PCP and dioxin contaminated former home of New England Log Homes at 100 Bridge Street in Great Barrington committed to create a mix…

RIP – The Problem

February 15, 2017 By Mickey Friedman Interested in PIP, the Public Involvement Process for the contaminated New England Log Homes site (NELH) in Great Barrington? Then it’s time for RIP, the Phase IV Remedy Implementation Plan – Revision 3. And…

PIP

January 22, 2017 By Mickey Friedman PIP has come to town. Not the Pip of Charles Dickens, though hopefully this PIP is indeed a sign of great expectations. PIP is the formal public involvement process for the toxic waste site…

The Trump Test

By Mickey Friedman December 29, 2016 Bewail and bemoan. Because you are more virtuous than those, insert here whatever variation of deplorable you prefer, who voted for that … With their explosions of righteous indignation, you’d imagine these vociferous critics…

Maybe Mushrooms Are Magic

By Mickey Friedman December 15, 2016 I have watched people I love suffer not only life-threatening cancers but the depression and anxiety that accompanies cancer. My mother descended into a paranoid hell as her cancer metastasized and spread to her…

Deplorable

By Mickey Friedman December 1, 2016 Those who weren’t listening are forced to hear; those who wouldn’t see to see. And surprise, surprise they are not happy. Blame the FBI. Or those racist, sexist, gay-bashing everybody-elses who are now everywhere.…

11/11

By Mickey Friedman November 18, 2016 I have three friends who served in Afghanistan and Iraq: Christa, John, and Rich. Rich, unbeknownst to many in our community, served multiple tours, risking his life continuously flying into combat zones to rescue…

Ministry

By Mickey Friedman November 11, 2016 My mother, before she was shipped out as a child to a bunch of foster homes, each one more miserable than the next, did a stint with the Nuns, who tried to beat the…