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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…

Recent photos

Check out Anna getting ready to go to her first ballet class yesterday with Olivia Moy. I promise tutu pictures within two weeks.Last Saturday we went to the amusement park in Chaoyang Park downtown. We got there late on a frigid day with Eric…

Jacob's Big Day, Eli's Big Fit

Pictured here are Eli's traps for us.. not sure how well you can see the evil genius at work here.So Jacob had a great time yesterday. Last night we went to a dinner with the Newspaper Editors where I was widely introduced as “Jacob’s father.”…

Sopranos! Big ups to Steve goldberg

I couldn't even begin to describe how the whole thing works, but my IT guy Steve Goldberg hooked me up big time. After a 17-hour download (!), I was able to watch the Sopranos episode from Sunday night. It was great as most of you know and I…
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Jacob grows wings

These darn kids can keep on surprising you. There is a big meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Beijing right now. 50 or so big time American editors here for a gathering of the tribe. Jim Pensiero, an Assistant ME of the…
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STORY BY BECKY

THE WEEK AHEAD CHINA Amid Growth, Waiting for Reform By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN March 11, 2006; Page A2 On Tuesday, China's Premier Wen Jiabao will hold a rare news conference to mark the closing of the annual session of the National…

Things change so fast here

This is a picture of some typical migrant housing. They throw this up at any big constructions site and the workers live there. They all come from far-away, rural, poor places. It’s really remarkable how fast things change here. We’ve only…

I forgot to mention the Sopranos

... when talking about feeling homesick. Of course, I can probably buy the whole season on DVD the day after it ends, but I really want to see these shows... I need to work on that... Steve Golderbg?And just to make clear, responding to a couple…

Missing March Madness

I have to say that March is a difficult month to not be home. You’ve got the Big East tournament, the Allmans pulling into the Beacon for 14 shows, March Madness in the air. I love all this stuff and I love the feeling of hope and renewal…

GMail letting me down

I can't believe this. I can't get my email. I've been getting this message all morning. Very annoying. It makes you realize how much we take technology for granted and how tenuous it can be.Server ErrorWe're sorry, but Gmail is temporarily unavailable.…

RIP, Ali Farka Toure

I really dig the music of Ali Farka Toure, which draws such a distinct line between blues and african music. i was really sad to hear about his death. I strongly recommend anyone checking him out.He did an album with ry Cooder called Talking…