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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…

Okay, okay.. .Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Carrie wrote:I agree w/ "anonymous" re the "yellow fever" _expression. Sort of like when your Christian neighbor tells you a funny story about cheap Jews - somehow it just doesn't have the same ring as when your brother told you the same joke.I…

Eli likes the ladies

Eli has always liked the girls and nothing has changed in that respect except that he seems to have a special affinity for cute Asian girls. The other night I mentioned to Becky and Kathy Chen that I thought we might have a Chinese daughter-in-law…

Father's Day with Eli

Eli's class held a Father's Day breakfast last Friday. There's not much cuter than watching a bunch of five and six year olds carry hot cups of coffee on china across the room. They had practiced for days and the intense concetration and two…

World Cup and more...

I was flipping through the TV Sunday looking for the NBA finals (I was a day off) when I came across the Czech-Ghana World Cup game. I called Jacob over, figuring that with all the soccer he’s been playing and I’ve been coaching, we should…

Sarah is the champion, my friends...

Hey, my niece Sarah Kessler's Little League team won the Short Hills championship or something. That's her top row odf kids, far right with the braids. She won the Spirit award and my sister says they went 12-2 o something with 8 girls on the…

5-year-olds' email correspondence

The latest emails between Eli and his dear friend Jackson Wagner in maplewood.Dear Eli,Thanks for the postcard. I still like Star Wars a little. I'm into SpyKids and I saw all 3 of the movies. Spy Kids III is my favorite. Are youinto spys…

My last column

THE EXPAT LIFEBy ALAN PAUL International School HelpsTeach Lesson in DiversityJune 9, 2006When any family moves, the kids' transition is always of paramount concern. That feeling is only magnified when the relocation is overseas. As our own…

Kids Summer Nights Dream

Jacob finished the second of two performances of Kids Summer Nights Dream, the year-end Dulwich play. It was really quite impressive. Two hours long, no kids older than fourth grade. they don’t mess around there. They had a big stage, pro…

Ayi situation

Well, we did it yesterday, told Yu Ying and Mr. Li that they would not be working for us next year. And it was hard and I feel pretty crappy about it. Mr. Li took it like a man, I guess you could say. “Okay, mei wenti {No problem}. If you…

My reach is unending!

Even from Beijing Riviera, I have moles inside Mercy Hospital and they write:I had business meetings at Mercy Hospital today. I still have my connections and they told me Steeler fans wearing Ben's #7 were outside of the hospital holding vigil…