Category Archives: Baltimore

Plenty of Hygge in Baltimore

My brother, who studied abroad in Denmark last year, recently sent me an article about a word that’s become a new, personal, favorite: hygge. Hygge* is a Danish concept that, not literally translated, means “fireplace warmth with candles and family and friends … Continue reading

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Go Ahead, Build a Wal-Mart Near My House?

In an attempt to keep abreast of what’s going on in our neighborhood, we recently joined an online community that consists of a bunch of message-boards upon which people–many of whom seemingly have nothing else to do all day long–post a lot of messages. … Continue reading

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The Hunt for the Orange October

It’s October, which means the baseball playoffs are now in full swing. Our beloved Baltimore Orioles (note that I say “our” even though one of us—not me—is more partial to the Phillies) are still alive, all set to light up Camden Yards … Continue reading

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A Baltimore Crab Feast

What do you do when you’re sitting by a person—a person you met about 10 minutes ago—and you realize that not only does the person have corn and pepper kernels lodged in his teeth, but also a strange orange substance smeared across his face, from … Continue reading

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Stunning Fact of the Day

It comes from Jeffrey Toobin’s New Yorker essay, “This is My Jail,” about the infamous Baltimore City jail known as BCDC. Here you go: Seventy-five percent of the six hundred and fifty correctional officers in the facility were women, and, … Continue reading

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A Day

It’s good to live in the city, to walk down the busy street to a crowded restaurant on a Friday night, to head to the bookstore after dinner. It’s exciting to work in Washington, D.C., to take my lunch walks … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

In the fall of my second year of law school, Friday mornings began with Evidence class at 8 am. I’d stumble, bleary-eyed, into the classroom at 7:58, hustle up the amphitheater steps to my seat next to Carolyn (Evidence was … Continue reading

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Opening Day

2:13 pm This weekend was rainy in Baltimore. By “rainy” I mean it rained non-stop, day and night, and it rained hard. From the time we got out of bed on Saturday morning until the time we got into bed … Continue reading

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And Then We Bought a House.

I love to plan. Seriously, I love, love, love to plan. I plan for every contingency I can think of (no matter how unforeseeable); I plan for other people; and every so often I make fake plans (it’s fun to … Continue reading

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First Comes Marriage, then Comes … a House?

As you may know by now, Carolyn and I have been living in Baltimore since September, in a little apartment in the lovely neighborhood of Mount Vernon. We love the place; we love Mount Vernon; we love everything about where … Continue reading

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