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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…

R.I.P Cresenta Fernando

I have met quite a few World Bank people here and Cresenta Fernando has come up in conversation with them several times. This has caused me to think about him quite a bit and I wanted to pause and pay him tribute.As many of you know, my (sort…
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Family trip to the Wall

Last Friday, Becky took the day off of work and we took the kids out of school, rented a van for the day and headed out to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, with Hal and Ruth., They were leaving the next morning and we wanted…

Escaping Chinese products

Twice a week, the "bread man" comes around our neighborhood with his little car filled with fresh baked bread, rolls, pizza, cookies. We usually buy rolls and cinammon bread and pizza. The kids love it. Jacob has come to call him "the bread…

R.I.P. bluesmen

Pictured from the top: Little Milton, Son Seals, Gatemouth Brown, RL BurnsideAn obituary for three great blues guitarists who recently died, from the current GW. Below that I will paste in an obit for Son Seals, from about six months ago.Gatemouth,…

Take that Phil Jackson

Hey, my friend and former colleague Scoop Jackson puts Phil Jackson on blast today and I love it. Great job, Scoop. I long ago tired of that phony jerk's schtick.http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=jackson/051101

Halloween in China

Our first Halloween in China was a success. They do it up pretty big time in the compounds and the kids were able to double dip. They celebrated on Saturday at River Garden, where we used to live, and we went up there with Kathy Chen and her…

Happy Birthday Pop Pop

My dad, aka dixie doc aka Pop Pop is 70 today, 11-01-05. The kids made these signs to wish him a happy one. The fourth shortie is Eli's friend Millie. This was right after the two of them played a spirited game of "husband and wife" which included…

Happy Birthday Dixie

Dixie with Anna bout an hour after she was born. The other is him leading Eli and Jacob in the Maplewood fourth of July parade two days later. I would have used an action shot of Dixie leading his band, but I don't have one on my computer. he's…