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About judyjablow123

In my youth I was a world class tournament golfer. I earned an MA in history at NYU, after which I knew I had had enough of academia. I have remained a student of history. I have a strongly personal - almost entirely negative- take on the contemporary pharmaceutical and mental health industries. That was the impetus for my Bluepolar blog, which will also include stuff on sports, history and anything else that strikes my interest.

The Forward Press

They are laughing a lot at the Young Larch Country Club in Pine Plains, a small town in Millerton County, at the foot of the Berkshires. At the bar, a paunchy man in a blue Lacoste tee shirt held his … Continue reading

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THE INTOXICATED SOUL

This is what the intoxicated soul does: It daydreams and gets stuck at various points of the daydream because it can’t stop picturing what the people in the daydream are wearing, down to the minutest detail – buttons, sequins, fabric … Continue reading

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CONVENING

   This one woman was the sole employee and executive director of a very busy nonprofit. The nonprofit’s mission was to convene. The executive director convened seminars, street fairs, breakfasts, dinners, symposiums. She designed signs to be put up on … Continue reading

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THE SULKS

“Die! Die!” he shouted. Screaming from defeat, he had almost sailed into the bay when the fan belt broke coming over the bridge at 90mph. A churning sea would have come up at him with death in its foam. “Did … Continue reading

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The Reins of Power

There was a man who was out of his mind. He sat at the edge of the Lagoon of War and Peace with his senior adviser. This man who was out of his mind could handle a lot of adulation, and … Continue reading

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116 lenox avenue is a slum

It’s November now, despite the election. The weather in New York is damp and chilly. There’s a lot going on in the world. Revolution, unrest, Pakistan Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, the United States. A big plane clipped a … Continue reading

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BOOM BOOM

I had a toy dog. His name was Boom Boom. I used to ride around on him when I was two and three.  I’d fall off and go “Boom!” That’s how he got the name Boom Boom.  I loved that … Continue reading

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