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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…
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Pictures from Tiananmen Square

The story will be in another post, with more pictures. Jacob was really into being here. He drove the whole trip. Eli was a little whiny. Anna is always just Anna, wherever she is. In China it is like walking around with Marilyn Monroe,…
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About that Internet crackdown...

"China Tightens Its Restrictions for News Media on the Internet" Yes, I saw this article, so you can stop emailing it to me. And no, it has not had any effect that is noticeable to me, at least not yet. I copied the headline above from the…

Delaware Dave responds

My brother David responded to my prevous post about his Holy Rosary coaching duties."Thanks for the great press on the blog. It may be worthy of the Delaware paper. Coach Recognized in China. I actually enjoy the coaching, CYM league aside.…
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More pics from the bike trip and some politics

I included a picture of our newly purchased, delivered and assembled patio furniture. Delivered just in time to host our first gathering on Saturday night. And now for my daily political links. Do you guys like these or is anyone getting…
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Biking in the countryside

I went for a bike ride today through the countryside around here. There is a group of ladies who go a few days a week. Theo sometimes joins them and she invited me today. Their kids go to a different school and leave earlier on a…

Holy Rosary Volleyball and more...

With all this writing I’ve been doing about my life and the humor I and many of you seem to find in it – thanks for all the feedback, peeps – nothing is as funny as this: My brother David is the coach of the 10-year-old girls Holy Rosary…
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Anna in her PE kit and more photos...

Anna wears her "PE kit" on Thursdays. I have no idea what two-year-old PE means or how it differs from any other running-around day. It's a very nice Montessori school and they are very into kids doing things for themselves, which is a…
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More pictures, from Ritan park

Ritan Park is a beautiful, peaceful place smack dab in the middle of Beijing. We went there Saturday for the second time, with Kathy Chen and her family. The kids all had a blast. That’s Anna with Olivia Moy (aka "my friend"). Kathy…
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Pictures of the boys

Jacob and Eli love riding their bikes to school and are surprisingly proud of their uniforms. Note the black socks. Wait until you see Anna in her PE kit -- tomorrow!
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Getting our driver's licenses, part one

/> The Beijing Driver's License Bureau We continued the process of getting our driver’s licenses today. We had to report to a hospital clinic for an eye test first. But before you can do that, you have to all your paperwork/applications…