The Internet came about at a time when I was trying to develop a column for the Berkshire Eagle, unaware that the local paper, once respected and beloved, had already peaked and would soon become the disreputable, widely hated property of a media conglomerate based in Denver, CO. When I began discussing my ideas for […]
Photos taken Oct. 1, 2017 by Dave Conlin Read, out “around the loop” in Oswego NY.
(Originally published in the Berkshire Eagle, 1996) Like some giant, mutant plant burst full-blown overnight, Altresco dominates the newspaper, as it does the Allendale neighborhood of Pittsfield. Now that its foreboding ugliness is plain to see, the people are saying they’ve seen enough; thye want it stopped before it becomes something they can see smell […]
(Originally published in the Berkshire Eagle, 1996) I’d like to weigh in on the new issue that is growing in popularity in the Berkshires and may go on to replace the north-south connector question as impetus for most letters to the editor. I refer to the question of whether or not Berkshire County ought to […]
Previous to landing a poem in the What Rough Beast series, my last score was an Honorable Mention! on Only A Game’s annual super bowl haiku contest. The show comes from WBUR – played touch football on the lawn outside the School of Communications when I was at BU. For these to make any sense, […]
Embedded tweets here; rationale to follow: Since @POTUS disregards most of the ten commandments, why would anybody care what he says about the second amendment, which was written by a group of men who's property holdings included human beings, people they were free to rape and beat as they saw fit. — Dave Read (@davecread) […]