Standing Rock

By Mickey Friedman September 23, 2016 I’ve stopped posting about Hillary on Facebook because my liberal friends just don’t want to know about the Dark Side of the candidate they so desperately need to be an ethical alternative to The…

Parts Per Trillion

By Mickey Friedman September 9, 2016 The story of 100 Bridge Street in Great Barrington is a story of failure. And while it’s convenient to cast blame, the real responsibility lies with those at New England Log Homes who made…

The Burn

August 12, 2016 By Mickey Friedman In the end Bernie was Bernie not Martin. He began as a politician and ended as one. While many millions put their faith in him to bring transformative change, Bernie voted to retain the…

Black and Blue and Dead

July 28, 2016 By Mickey Friedman I mourn for the black and blue and dead. And if the well-meaning prevail, we’ll spend some days talking about what needs to be done. Judging by ESPN’s community conversation with President Obama it…

Not Hate

July 5, 2016 By Mickey Friedman “All you need is love,” the Beatles sang. But sadly hate is ever-present. When I was a boy, bullies maimed but rarely killed. Of course, many whites hated blacks; some in the South enough…

Better Than Best

June 22, 1916 By Mickey Friedman With great recognition comes great responsibility. Living in Smithsonian Magazine’s The Best Small Town in America is an honor, and Great Barrington and its people have done a bang-up job serving as a sterling…

Hubbled and Humbled

By Mickey Friedman June 13, 2016 I’m finishing up my second I Ching mystery, Folly. It’s an act of faith, believing that stringing together word after word, ever so slowly, for me if not for Stephen King, paragraphs coalescing into…

A Reason To Believe

By Mickey Friedman May 12, 2016 We are once again in the midst of a war between the generations. If you missed the end of the stultifying fifties and the metaphorical and real explosions of the sixties, open your eyes.…