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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…

Dixie goes skiing

David Kann checked in from Carlisle, PA, with the following letter. For those of you who don't know, DK is a lifelong friend, who is more like a brother, not withstanding the inconvenient fact that my actual brother's name is also David. There…

More birthday pictures

These pictures are from our birthday celebration in Jacob's class as well as that night at home, just us and the Yardleys. The sunglasses picture shows Jacob with two of his best friends Andrew Moy (Kathy Chen's son) and Javier Wong.

Jacob's party

Jacob’s party was a big success. All the kids met here and piled onto a bus, which we hired from our compound and we set sail for Fun Dazzle downtown. I have described the place before, but in case you missed it or forget, it is basically…

Happy Anniversary To Us

As many of you remember first hand, 13 years ago today in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I made an honest woman out of Rebecca. I could say, “I can’t believe it’s been 13 years” but I would be lying. I really can’t even remember not being with…

Some funny response

I really enjoyed these two responses to my last column. If you didn;t see it and would like me to email you, drop me a line.Laura Romanoff writes from Chicago, in her own inimitable style: Poor baby!! I so feel for him. The same thing happened…

798 Art Center

There is an artist’s loft/studio/gallery area not far from here, in the Dashanzi area. The area is called 798, which is some sort of oblique reference to the Tian. pr-tsts. I don’t understand it so I can’t explain it, but that it what…

Happy Birthday Jacob

The top picture shows Jacob and Mr. Li beating the batter for his birthday cupcakes. Below that are two shots of him talking on the phone this morning to my folks and Laura and her family, who sang him "Happy Birthday." He is always cold and…

Note from Carrie Wells

Carrie Wells just got out of the hospital after about a week and will have to return before long, as noted below. Here is a ltter from her. Send her best wishes... We all need to get through this spring and take it from there.Dear Beloved Family…

Our latest purchase

We bought this piece of furniture yesterday at a place called Radiance, near here. They have a lot of beautiful stuff, countless rooms filled with it. They are having a limited early spring sale. I got this as part of that. It was pretty cheap.We…

An artist we really like

I'm not sure how well you will be able to see these, but this is the work of an artist we really like. We will probably a painting or two from him soon. His name is Zhing Lin.