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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…

Column response

I am going through the letters from my last column and editing them down to run this week. But I wanted to share this one with you. I would actually like to run part of it but it is hard to edit. Read it all the way through, then my response.I…

Still No DSL and more...

MY DSL line is still down and has been all week. Several other friends are having the same problem. Apparently, there was some sort of telecom “update” done that for whatever reason left some of us but not all of us in the dust.I had the…

Struggling with next column a bit

Man, I am really struggling with this week’s column. Part of it is just struggling t o get back into a routine and groove. Part of it still being out of sorts from jetlag. Part of it the kids just finally went back to school today, giving…

Good story about Beijing Hospitals

My friend alan de zon, writes:I made my monthly attempt to hit your blogspot from Beijing, and was amazed to connect immediately. I can only imagine why you’re suddenly accessible, though I couldn’t imagine why you were blocked on the first…

More updates coming soon

I have been having major connectivity issues.. like I am not connected to the internet. It's very frustrating. I am on B's computer, using dialup, which is remarkably fast, via the WSJ lines, but it's all very frustrating. This is no way to…

Victim of a cupping...

This photo was supposed to run with my column about being cupped, but didn't for some reason. Maybe they didn't want to ruin anyone's breakfast.It should also be noted that this picture was taken about four days later when it was fading. I forgot…

Welcome to Julia Cohen, newest member of the family

My cousin Dan and his wife Alisa had their second daughter, Julia Natalie Cohen Monday in New York. She weighs 6-13, I think and was named Emma for about 24 hours before her folks decided that she had matured into a Julia.Joan and Ben are now…
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My last column

A Return Stateside Brings An Elusive Sense of Home August 18, 2006 I am writing this column from Maplewood, N.J., sitting at my aunt and uncle's kitchen table, right in the heart of the cozy little neighborhood we called home for eight…

We're back!

The eagle has landed. We have all arrived safe and sound back in the bosom of Beijing Riviera. Lots of updates and photos to come. Several people have asked if my lack of updates means the blog is through, wondering if it was a first-year-only…
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Previous column

Friends Come and Go As Expat Families Relocate July 20, 2006 This is the transient time of the year in a notoriously transient community. School is out, summer is here and people are on the move. Friends and acquaintances have departed…