Category: Global Warming

The Great Dying Two

By Mickey Friedman December 11, 2017 It was called “The Great Dying.” Peter Brannen described it in the New York Times: “The planet’s most profound catastrophe struck 252 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, killing 90…

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 Melting Honeybees

By Mickey Friedman June 10, 2015 I’ve never been able to juggle. One ball’s going up, another is headed down, and another is suspended for a moment in space. Too confusing and the balls invariably fall from the sky and…

Mars for the Martians

By Mickey Friedman December 23, 2014 Some of us have decided to get the heck out of Dodge. And, as usual, the desire to flee is being sold as noble. So there’s talk of Mars. Elon Musk, who I’ve never…

Penguins Not Platitudes

February 16, 2014 By Mickey Friedman Ever since I took the trolley to the Bronx Zoo, I have felt a deep connection to the penguins. And I’ve always felt the penguins had much to tell, and much to teach me.…

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…

Henny Penny, The Ice Is Melting

June 27, 2011 Mickey Friedman Woke up this Monday morning, June 27, 2011 to the shocking news that what some people call global warming but what I prefer to call the climate crisis is real. Like in, “happening.” Maybe Henny…