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NORTH ADAMS — I enter the discussion about the Berkshire Museum with great sympathy as I continuously struggle to pay the annual deficit for my own Berkshire Art Museum in North Adams. While I have a 100-year plan, there are daily … more
Riddle me this: What has every man imagined himself being, but no man actually is?I think we all want to be Batman. I used to think it was only me who secretly wanted to be Batman, until 20 years ago when a friend gave a public reading of an essay … more
RICHMOND — We now call it the Upper One. That's because we spent 12 days getting introduced to Alaska, and nobody there wanted to know that we were from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They lumped us into one category: the Lower 48. We may … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Berkshire County is good road biking country and a good jumping off place for adjacent biking in Connecticut, New York, Vermont and the Connecticut Valley. The county is key, as well, for long distance north-south bikeway … more
LEE — Some of the most chilling words a parent will ever hear are: "I'm going to be an actress." In all honesty I found this declaration less frightening when the plan was to be a ballerina. Not that I worried for a moment that my daughter, … more
LENOX — Coming soon to a storefront near you: a pot shop selling recreational marijuana, as it's called.Bad enough that distracted driving while motorists text and talk has become hazardous to all of us — now we have to worry about … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — In just a few days, my body will be 76 years old. That's incredible. I don't feel 76. People tell me I don't look 76 but maybe they're just flattering me.I suspect what's keeping me going is a combination of three things: … more
BECKET — Amid the long and sultry days of this, the best time of the year, I think back to my childhood summers. Those unsupervised idylls of freedom and discovery helped make me, I am sure, the confident and resourceful person I am today.So … more
DALTON — When a pricey Berkshire eatery announces on Facebook that it is "closed on Sunday's" I cringe. The fact that the message is repeated every week makes me wonder if I am the only one who noticed the glaring error. If that is true, I … more
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — I worked at the Berkshire Museum for 10 years as the collections manager, which does give me a unique perspective on the current conversation. Writing this was not an easy decision, as I respect the staff at the museum … more
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