Category: Climate Crisis

Trumplexa

By Mickey Friedman June 23, 2017 I recently moved and had to give up DirecTV. And surrender my remote control which knew how to skip commercials. Now with Time Warner I’m seeing TV commercials I never knew existed. Like the…

Happy Trails

By Mickey Friedman June 10, 2017 I’m at Fuel by seven, and with the added enthusiasm of espresso, quickly traveling the happy trails of our world. My friends fly; but those days are mostly gone for me. I’ve come full…

Putin v Penguins

By Mickey Friedman May 25, 2017 It’s not just John Podesta and the Dems. Or the French who’ve been hacked. Putin is after my penguin friends. For months, the website of Penguins United has been targeted. Hackers are trying an…

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…

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…

Of storms and men

By Bill Shein February 9, 2015 As I write these words on Monday (January 26), another intense storm is barreling into the northeast, bringing cold, wind, and possibly record snowfall. On my face, the air has a brisk, but not…

Missing The Point

By Mickey Friedman June 1, 2014 If you want to know what’s wrong with us these days, take a look at the Berkshire Eagle of May 13th. There’s a big two-page story atop The Berkshires, Section B, about a Pittsfield…

The Bear on The Hill

By Mickey Friedman May 13, 2014 I’ve got mice. A friend’s got rats. Congressman Bill Shein just lost a duck to a fox. Mice, rats, tigers, lions, and bears. Everywhere it’s war. Congressman Bill, the most nonviolent of men, had…

Marking Time

January 18, 2014 By Mickey Friedman I was relieved to read in the New York Post that “George Clooney and Rande Gerber are throwing their annual Casamigos party Sunday in Cabo.” And that “Cindy Crawford, and other stars vacationing in…

Ghosting

November 22, 2013 By Mickey Friedman I just learned that something I’ve been doing for decades actually has a word to describe it. Who knew that when I left a party without saying goodbye, I’d been ghosting. Or pulling a…

The Small Stuff

July 28, 2012 By Mickey Friedman I’m trying not to sweat the big stuff. Like the end of the world as we know it. I mean, if God wanted us to have arctic ice and antarctic penguins, he wouldn’t have…