People With Knapsacks

Three Notes


Alone in space

We Begin

Introducing our new blogger

Tennis, Anyone?

Obsession and regression

Memories of Jazz Nights

You needed stamina, but the payoff was great

Valentines Past

If only I’d had the nerve …

On the Death of Friendship

Nothing lasts forever

On Keeping a Blog

A Farewell

A Visit to Harvard

And a surprise encounter with Dr. Johnson

Remembering Cynthia Macdonald

Poet, teacher, opera singer, psychoanalyst, and friend

Marrying a Widow

Or, my spectral predecessor

Baldwin the Prophet vs. Baldwin the Writer

Can a film really capture the essence of both?

Listening to Dinah

The complexity of “Don’t Explain”


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