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STOCKBRIDGE — In 1885, the newspapers were full of what they called "The Great Experiment." Frustrated by his employer, George Westinghouse's "blindness" to the efficacy of alternating current, … more
When we were kids we built hot rods out of boards, a wooden crate and old carriage wheels or roller skates. These were often called soap box racers, as many of the crates used in earlier days were … more
LENOX — Pure sabotage, a cruel blow to 20 million Americans — including tens of thousands in the Berkshires — who are self-employed, who work for employers who don't offer heath … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — So, there's a dangerous thing happening on the streets of Great Barrington.If you look at the photograph accompanying this column you will see that a portion of the sidewalk … more
RICHMOND — Back to college for a reunion many years ago, I found myself riding through Maine in one of the original Volkswagen beetles with an old friend. He was driving, it was dark, and I had … more
EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. — As we circumnavigate Mt Tamilpais in Marin County, driving south, hairpin by hairpin, car windows shut, and head towards the Golden Gate, the smoky haze of those … more
PITTSFIELD — Since 2012 I've been studying Buddhism. I believe it's possible to find, in its teachings, a way to stop the extreme acts of violence we witness.Through the Buddhist teachings I've … more
FITCHBURG — Democracy depends on strong literacy, leading to informed citizen participation. Education is at the base of opportunity in the United States, resulting in better economic and health outcomes, improved quality of life, voter … more
LENOX — Dear members on the Board of Trustees of the Berkshire Museum:I have had the privilege of working with many of you on different boards and initiatives in the Berkshires over the last 20 … more
PITTSFIELD — When Hillary Clinton was robbed of a chance to be the first woman to hold the most prestigious position in the world — and I use the term "robbed" intentionally, since I was taught as a child that the most votes … more
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