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RICHMOND — Just when you're getting a little disgusted with Mother Nature — too many flooding rains, scary warmth in late fall, wind-tossed trees, frosty noon-times — she switches … more
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
LENOX — Garrison Keillor, creator and former host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion," says he's "kind of bewildered" that he's suddenly becoming a pariah, with his entire 45-year … 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
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
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