Jimmy Rushing with Count Basie "Kansas City Blues"

That's my favorite sax player Ben Webster playing behind the vocal.

Ga Ya Ju Ancient Caves

Last Tuesday was the last of a five-day long weekend and a caravan of us headed about two hours Northeast of Beijing to the Gu Ya Ju Anicent Caves. We had 5 adults + 9 kids, including Jacob's boy Lucas P, who was with me.These pictures will…

A Tale of Two Teams

.Soccer has been a big part of our social life since we arrived here. Within a few weeks, we had trekked down to the Lido Holiday Inn and signed up for fall soccer with Sports Beijing. Out there, we met a bunch of new friends, Jacob finding…

From the Vaults -- Albert King

I just came across this old story, one of the highlights of my years at Guitar World. I wrote the intro a few years ago when the piece was rerun in a fanzine. Just days after I became the Guitar World Managing Editor in February, 1991, I…

New skateboard, bike

Becky’s coming home today in just a few hours and we’re all excited to see her. It’s been fine though. Kids have been good. Yesterday got a little tired for all of us after a very long day. We ended up at Decathalon, a new huge French…

Indoor skiing

Last Friday, we had no school and a friend organized a trip to an indoor ski dome. About five or six cars of us trekked out there and it was really a gas. Good to be there on an uncrowded day because it would be frightening on a busy time. There…

Jacob gets a viola

He brought it home yesterday and is very pleased with it, though he mostly takes it out, fiddles a note or two then leaves it lying on the ground. It will be an absolute miracle if I don't end up paying for this thing in pieces, most likely…

NFL China

I just came form a meeting with the NFL guys who are here setting up an exhibition game for next August. I am doing a story on the NFL’s push into china for the WSJ. Becky is in NYC now for a Bureau chief’s meeting – I keep imaging a meeting…

Halloween, Mach 1

Eli as Dath MaulMax Rosenblum, Anna, DarthWyatt and finnegan CameronMax and Eric RosenblumRace Cameron and Eli. They arelikethis.This is a very meager set of Halloween pictures, taken at Halloween Mach 1, at River Garden, the nearby, American-heavy…