The Balagan

365 Blank Pages

365 Blank Pages

New Year/New Journal           “Bellow gets Nobel Prize, I win $24.25 in poker.” — Bernard Malamud journal entry, October 21, 1976 For the past 40 years or so — from about the time Malamud was crying in his poker chips — I have kept a personal...

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Snow Day Diversions

Snow Day Diversions

Several school systems, including Baltimore City and Baltimore County (and Howard County), are closed today. Temperatures are below freezing and blustery. And you’re stuck inside. Luckily, Jmore is here with some suggestions for how to keep your mind off the...

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Presents of Mind

Presents of Mind

There are certain gifts nobody wants to find themselves on the receiving end of – socks from the in-laws, a poorly fitting item of clothing from an ill-informed grandparent, some dusty relic from someone’s attic, a re-gifted novelty mug with the original wrapping...

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