GREAT BARRINGTON >> Adrenaline is quite a drug. It’s probably all started when our cave-dwelling ancestors were being chased around the woods by saber-toothed tigers. As the Two Thousand Year Old Man might have put it, humans were motivated by fear. After so many years of “fight or flight,” we humans have a lot of adrenaline in our bodies.

For me, there is nothing more exciting — or more draining — than a WAMC fund drive. When I’m in Albany for the drive, there’s a place at the station where I can stay. Now, I go on the air at 6 a.m. and have to work out for an hour before that. Plus, we generally have a little planning session at about 5:30, so even if I stay in Albany during the fund drive, I have to be up at 4 in the morning to keep with the schedule.