They Come and Go

By Mickey Friedman July 24, 2017 Friends say they increasingly avoid Great Barrington. There’s less and less for them here. Losing Martin’s reminds me when folks gathered there, at Melvin’s, or ordered breakfast from Ruth at The Cricket. Once Frankie…

If The Shoe Fits

By Mickey Friedman July 7, 2017 What I know about women’s fashion you can cram into a walnut. So, I’m probably not the best critic when it comes to evaluating what Ivanka Trump has to offer the women of the…

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…

Me/We and the EPA

By Mickey Friedman May 12, 2017 I first met the Environmental Protection Agency in the early 1990s. Glad to see them because the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was doing a lousy job with GE and PCBs. The EPA had the power…

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…