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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…

My first sports column

This picture of TMac on the camel never gets old to me.The mighty pepperonis.My first sports column is running in the November issue of That's Beijing, which is an English language monthly. I am not sure what the circulation is, but it is widely…

Chinese studies

I had another class this morning. I am now taking it two hours on Tuesday and thursday, along with Tom Davis, a friend here in Riviera -- who has a driver to take us back and forth, which is a big help.One great thing about Chinese as a language…

You don't have to be a bleeding heart to despise...

..and fear this adminstration, which has greatly undermined our power and standing in the world, endangering us all. It's really not about "liberal" or "conservative." these guys put our very democracy in danger. And I truly believe that. This…

Best-dressed photos

Today was picture day. I couldn't quite get a great posed shot of J and E, in the rush to make it to school in time after getting dressed. But they have to do it again Friday for an all-school picture. The other pciture shows that Eli is now…

Interviewing Starbucks/Sonics owner Howard Schultz

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz was here a few weeks ago and Becky met with him. He asked her a lot of quetions about moving here, how her family was adjusting, etc. She mentioned me and what I did. "Tell him they need to put Ray Allen on…

Great Jacob picture, plugging Rachel's blog and more...

This classic picture of Jacob hugging good bye to our beautiful new TV was taken by cousin Danny and comes courtesy of his daughter Rachel's blog, www.rachelcohen.blogspot.com.Giving up that TV was probably the most difficult thing for Jacob…

Nega, please! More FAQs

How will you ever be able to read the road signs? For ex: if you're going on a trip and have to get directions, don't you have to learn the language first? Do they make a GPS that translates ?If anyone can figure out what’s out there GPS–wise…

Apple picking and haircuts, oh my

We went apple picking yesterday, about 30 minutes north of our house. Jacob was actually invited to a birthday party in the orchard, a pretty good idea actually. As you can see, we manage to not get any particularly great photos. But it was…

More pics from T. Square

Now that we can see the site, I was looking at with Jacob. When we got to the T. Square post, he said, "Dad, there's another one I really like. where are the balls?'I didn't know what he meant at first, so we went into Iphoto and, of course!…

It's so weird sometimes... and Yom Kippur thoughts

Jacob ran off after school with his Aussie friend Felix, both of whose parents work at the school. Eli is across the street at the home of Brendan, his Hong Kong Chinese/Brit pal, along with Maurits, his German-speaking Austrian- Dutch bud.…