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PITTSFIELD — The world's biggest liar competition is an annual event in Cumbria, England. Judging by the ingrained mendacity of President Donald Trump, I would rate him a clear odds-on favorite … more
Summer arrives in Pittsfield in earnest this week, bringing with it new business prospects, ticks and a renowned photographer with an eye for Americana. On Tuesday, the Pittsfield Economic … more
RICHMOND — We flew to the Navajo reservation and park at Monument Valley recently and watched a Navajo woman demonstrate traditional talents, including carding the sheep's wool and weaving a … more
LENOX — Back in the day — in my case, about 21,000 days ago — mid-June meant school is out and a summer job is in, along with a modest paycheck good for some evenings at the local … more
BOSTON — Massachusetts' 68th governor, Bill Weld, might be the only state executive in a century who dreams in ancient languages and can effortlessly connect lessons from 5th-century B.C. Greek … more
PITTSFIELD — When I moved to the Berkshires from South Florida last year, I also moved from one rock-solid Democratic Congressional district to another. My former district was so Democratic, in … more
SOMERVILLE, Ma. — As Father's Day approaches, it's important to reflect on the sometimes-overlooked contributions fathers and father figures make to their families - and to recognize how much … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Eliza Roxcy Snow's verses were several times set to music. "O My Father," for example, penned in 1845, still appears in the Latter Day Saints Hymnal. "How Great the Wisdom … more
DALTON — As Ogden Nash famously said: "If called by a panther, don't anther." I'm not sure what he said about bears, but I'd really like to know.It all began as a rather boring Monday, as … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Cynthia Nixon is the real thing. She dropped by my public radio office one afternoon and we had a lovely chat.I have to tell you, I really liked the woman, and "likability" … more
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