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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…

The mighty Woodie alan...

The mighty machine of a band keeps chugging along.We are playing a tapas bar downtown tomorrow. This one is pretty funny. The Mexican percussion player we hired for one gig booked a gig himself but he has no band and subcontracted to us. It…
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Dixie's latest medical news

Archival photo from David Kann, circa 1987Ok, over a week has passed since Dixie’s latest mishap and I think he has cooled down enough to allow me to discuss in this public forum. I will start with this email from David Kann, which sums things…

Long-distance playdates

Saturday morning, Eli and his best friend in Maplewood, Jackson Wagner, had a long-awaited, much-discussed Club Penguin playdate. I called Rick, we put the kids on, each on speakerphone, and they found each other on Club Penguin and played for…

Eli's sports day

Eli and Race, so tightMillieOnce again, a good time had by all.

My column in chinese

Click here to see my columns in Chinese. You can open up any of them and scroll to the bottom. They have a feedback section and I have ton, most of which I can't read (there are some in English). I am going to get some help translating soe of…

Mother's Day on the Great Wall

< Becky and Melinda at the Schoolhouse We went out to the great Wall on Sunday, with visiting WSJ Marketplace Editor Melinda Beck. It was Mother’s Day and we went first to the Schoolhouse, a new place in the Mutianyu Village, where…

More WSJ/Murdoch stuff

The China bureau ends up in the middle of the whole discussion in pretty interesting ways.Check this out. And this.

Beijing bike ride

I went for a bike ride last Friday morning, with a group of neighbors. We basically rode up to the starbucks at Pinnacle Plaza, had a coffee, and some delicious egg pancakes form these little carts in the woods, and rode back. We all go to Pinnacle…

Woodie Alan gig

So we played again Saturday night and it went really well. Mr. Li switched from upright to electric bass, on which he is more nimble, and we added a conga player, Charles K, a Ugandan guy who is Anna's music teacher. He is also the bandleader…

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THE EXPAT LIFE By ALAN PAUL Questions Never Asked For Foreigners in China, Daily Life Is FreeOf Government Intrusion -- Until It Isn'tApril 27, 2007 People often ask…