Category: Red Crow News

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…

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…

For Landon, Alesia, and Hazel

By Mickey Friedman April 10, 2016 My friends Landon, Alesia, and Hazel live a short walk from GE’s planned PCB-dump off Van Deusenville Road in Housatonic, Massachusetts. Depending on how much or little work GE is forced to do in…

Embrace the Geese

March 8, 2016 By Mickey Friedman Before the geese, Great Barrington didn’t need public relations. When I got here in seventy-two, there were fewer antiques and more junk. Joneses, a treasure trove of used everything. Bars not bistros. Railroad Street…

Money, Honey: The Sixty-Two

By Mickey Friedman March 23, 2016 Have you ever heard or read something that blew your mind? Short-circuited it. Even though I’ve been writing about money recently, the other day I read something that just plain astounded me. Oxfam reports…

Money Honey

January 28, 2016 By Mickey Friedman Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters sang: “Well, I’ve learned my lesson and now I know/ The sun may shine and the winds may blow/ The women may come and the women may go/ But…

The Dark Side

By Mickey Friedman December 16, 2015 Probably the worst thing about The Trumpster’s reality TV posturing is that he has turned all things upside down, fiction into fact. Telling lies, big and little. Moving from an amusing bluster to a…

From Can to Pan

By Mickey Friedman October 17, 2015 Over a bowl of Campbell’s Chunky Mushroom, Chef Bertram deMincemeat shared his plans and daring menu with local movers and shakers at NewBar&Grill@YeOldeFirehouse, the innovative retro-eatery due to open at 20 Castle Street next…

#WE2BGB

By Mickey Friedman August 27, 2015 The tweedysphere has been blowing up with hashtag wetoocanbeGB. Or as the kids tweed, #WE2BGB. You can’t go anywhere in Berkshire County without hearing about it. People gathering in clumps in Lenox and Lee,…

The Best Facts Money Can Buy

By Bill Shein August 13, 2015 “As soon as we discovered that we didn’t have not only Coca-Cola but other funding sources on the website, we put it on there. Does that make us totally corrupt in everything we do?”…

No Dumbo

By Mickey Friedman August 13, 2015 I got the text message at two in the morning. “Cecil the Lion? The Dentist? You ready for our side of the story?” He’d be the guy holding the bleu cheese crumbles in the…

Terror: Red, White, and Blue

By Mickey Friedman June 30, 2015 We have been relentlessly focused on Muslim Extremism ever since 9/11. It is how we view terrorism. On TV shows, on news reports, in our nightmares, the terrorists are Muslims. Though it happened in…