Reading, via Twitter, Boston Globe article about Pittsfield and the arts and then ReimagineRural blog commentary about the piece made me think of our article on boosterism, an old tradition that is alive and well in the Berkshire Hills. I’ve been here long enough to be skeptical about sustainable revival of a non-tourist economy here (and, frankly, the Berkshires have had a tourist economy for 150 years, so it can probably continue in some form, no matter what), even though I happily run a business here that has nothing whatsoever to do with tourism. But my business is truly global and virtual, not just in terms of topics and formats but because it could be run from pretty much anywhere.

Actually, as I write this I realize that there are some local, place-based reasons for its working here in the Berkshires,

karen christensen's corona typewriter on t s eliot's desk

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