Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead

I'm very proud about my new Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead and hope that you will check it out. The book includes interviews with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Phil and Trey Anastasio together,Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann,…

Chinese acrobat show

We finally made it to a Chinese acrobat show a few weeks back. Raymond, our friendly tour guide, wanted to take us as a thank you for all the business we have sent his way. (totally unnecessary, of course.) He got us second row seats, which…

More ski video

I continue to celebrate the return of high-speed internet with video of our Xmas trip. Unfortunately, I did not have any footage of Eli, who skiied really well.

Jacob ski race

Along with pictures, I can finally post video again. I'm back, baby!This is jacob's ski race from Snowmass.

A little taste of EC

This gives you a pretty good idea of what this band sounds like. Now I'm a little pissed he didn't play "After Midnight." Note the highly idiosynractic styles of both Doyle and Derek. You couldn't search out two more unconventional blues pl…

Ahoy Matey

NOTE: Pictures are back. Yippee. Apparently, it was just because of the infernally slow connections we’ve had since New Year because of the Taiwan earthquake interrupting the underseas cable. We are back to almost normal speeds.Eli wanted…

Year of the Pig

Becky edited a story on advertising in China for the Year of the Pig and the government's surprising decision to ban ads featuring pigs. Pigs are everywhere now.. in toy stores, gift shops.. cartoon posters hung up everywhere of pigs in chinese…

Last week's column

THE EXPAT LIFE By ALAN PAUL Facing the Fears, and Facts, Of Living With Pollution January 19, 2007 Rebecca and I first visited Beijing almost two years ago, spending eight days here while trying to decide whether or not to move.…

Mom's sports quiz

I wrote the other day about my mom's sports prowess and projected what she would know. I couldn't just let that stand untested, so I put Suzi to the test yesterday. I say she passed with a solid B+. You be the judge.What is a play action pass?That’s…

Clapton in Shanghai

I haven’t paid for a whole lot of concert tickets for the last 15 years or so. I’ve been on that Guitar World gravy train for so long that sometimes I forget how much cash real people tend to pay for such events. Sure, I usually bought…

Way to go mom

Many years ago, my brother and his friends had a sports quiz for their mothers. My mom dusted them all. She’s maintained a pretty good sports knowledge all these years. She knows what a play action pass is, can probably name 15 steelers…