Paging Princess Ivanka

By Mickey Friedman April 28, 2017 Thanks to Prince Eric of Trumpovia and the United Kingdom’s Telegraph, we know Princess Ivanka, she of the large heart, prevailed upon King Donald to almost, but not quite, shed tears for the poisoned…

THE POTUS PROTOCOL

April 14, 2017 By Mickey Friedman Most Americans watch football. So they know about the concussion protocol. Football is a brutal game – I know because I’m a devoted New York Giants fan – and football players routinely smash into…

DROP DEAD

By Mickey Friedman April 1, 2017 Old people are a royal pain in the ass. Even old people know this. But old people have also lived long enough to know that all people are pains in the ass. For years…

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…