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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

Last Weds. March 1, I paid tribute to Butch Trucks with a special band: my Big in China core supplemented by Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe). This show meant a lot to me. March in NYC has…

Official stories and photos on sandstorm

Since my column going up in a few hours is on the same topic, I took a particular interest in this story from the state-run China Daily. Come with the windBy Ye Jun (China Daily)Updated: 2006-04-21 09:03In the past two weeks, Beijing has witnessed…

Interesting China article

Some of you may remember me telling you about Matt Pottinger, a Journal reporter who quit to join the Marines right as Becky was about to start here. That was a doozy of a phone call. He wrote this for the Journal in December. It raises some…
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becky met with the president of Taiwan yesterday

Becky just came back from three days in Taipei, where she met with the president of Taiwan in the Presidential mansion. Here is the story she and Jason Dean did. They gave her a classic photo of she and pres. Chen shaking hands. I will try…

More pictures

Eli and Anna with Coco, beloved stuffed animal which Laura Romanoff sent when Eli was born. E now sleeps with him every night.

barbecue confusion

Life here often feels like one miscommunication after another. Sunday was a classic example. We had this party for Becky’s office, as discussed below. I bought a new bbq, which I had been wanting to do and this got me going. I spent some time…

Kathy Chen has a baby, we have a party

We had a gathering here on Sunday for Becky’s office. It was supposed to be a sort of sendoff for Kathy Chen and Lily, the office manager, who are both due to have babies in about a month. But Kathy actually had her baby two days prior, at…

Jacob at the Summer Palace

We just got these pictures of Jacob at the Summer Palace with the newspaper editors. They are pretty classic. That is Marty Barron, editor of the Boston Globe with his hand on Jacob's shoulder.
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Last column

I am finishing up work on this week's column and realized that I never posted the last one, due to traveling, etc. Here it is, if you haven't seen it. Hong Kong and Shanghai Show Different Side of China April 14, 2006 After less than…

GMail is down

It hasn't worked reliably for two days and i am going insane. Does anyone else have this problem?

Basketball metaphors

Let’s step into the wayback machine and travel back in time, about three or four weeks. I really wanted to get this up, but with all the action, sad news, tough news, traveling etc. it got lost in the shuffle.My friend and Slam colleague Lang…