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…

Under The Influence

By Mickey Friedman October 22, 2016 We rip ourselves apart. White, black, born again or unenrolled, native born or newly arrived, we tear at each other with ever-increasing fury. That we are all flawed and prone to mess up seems…

Star Spangles

By Mickey Friedman October 5, 2016 Remember the black preacher some folks made a fuss about during Barack Obama’s first run for President? Jeremiah Wright, Mr. Obama’s pastor and the man who married him, and baptized his children. During the…

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…