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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…

Keepin It Real

Well, you guys keep me on my toes. It’s so easy to slip into boring and easy routine here in the compound. Take the kids to school, go to the gym, work, eat, read, work, pick the kids up. Play, eat, homework, out the kids to bed, work some…

Keepin It Real

Well, you guys keep me on my toes. It’s so easy to slip into boring and easy routine here in the compound. Take the kids to school, go to the gym, work, eat, read, work, pick the kids up. Play, eat, homework, out the kids to bed, work some…

Mad props to Dixie and DK

Dixie started his chemo yesterday and all reports are it went well. I spoke to him after he got home and he sounded pretty much fine, if a little tired. Dr. David Kann shaved his head this morning in solidarity. Brother Dave says he's following…

Thanksgiving Report

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. We had 26 people here, 13 adults and 13 kids, mostly 5 and under. Several people were experiencing heir first Thanksgiving, and they all really enjoyed it. We had representation from China, Israel, Bolivia, Austria…

Scary stuff

Peas in a pod...My interview with Jim mcGregor which I posted here last week ended up getting yanked from TBJ because the C-E-Nsor said so. I think I'll just leave it at that at this point. Apparently, they just don't like the book, thinking…

The other other China

Pictured here are my favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurant and my meal there, the kite market in two different shots and a pot I bought there. The market actually looks like kind of nice here, because the kites are so pretty. It is really grungy,…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy turkey day to one and all. This is our first holiday over here. It is starting to feel slightly melancholy but not in any kind of really profound way. I always enjoy being in Pittsburgh for the weekend and seeing many, many old friends.…

You want pictures? You've got pictures.

I had a lot of requests for pictures from the restaurant and little village I wrote about the other day. Pictured here are the restaurant's exterior and the frame shop and produce stand.Also shown is the six pack of PBR, which I was very happy…

The Other China, the dauphin visits and more...

Pictured here are the lobby of the China World hotel and Becky's new purse.We took the kids to the wonderfully named FunDazzle on Saturday. It seemed like they deserved a little reward for all their good behavior and we hadn’t been there in…

Hanging in the "willage"

There is a little village right around the corner from us, probably no more than 300 yards from the back gate of the Riviera. Villages around here are not what you might think of. It’s not a bunch of little houses clustered around a town square…