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New one tomorrow...THE EXPAT LIFEBy ALAN PAUL A Capital Reminder of WhatIt Means to Be an AmericanAugust 31, 2007My family is nearing the end of a three-week-plus visit to the U.S. We have driven more than 2,000 miles in a rented minivan, from…


Woodie Alan with special guest Pete Schloss.On my birthday, 9-7, at the Orchard

Gig photos

Courtesy of my friend Keary Liu. Took a bunch of video but my camera deleted one whole 2 GB memory card when I tried to futz with the format because IPhoto 08 wouldn't upload it. Oh well. I'll get some up soon.

Birthday thanks

Thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes. I had a nice day and a great gig. More to come on that soon, including some video. We have a new drummer, 28-y.o. Chinese kid (sure sign of age to call someone nearly 30 a kid) and it sounded good…

Catching Up Photos: Beach Haven

We didn't really plan it this way but it was a good move to end the hectic, 2,200-mile trip with our most relaxing week, at Beach Haven, NJ. We rented a big ol' 8-br house around the corner from my brother and his family's place and a block…

Good Al Gore story

This is a great story about Al gore, I think. And not just because my boy Eli is quoted a few times. Tell me what you think. What a momentous blunder all the way around. I still can't believe Gore got so much shit for sighing while gov. Moron…

Buying/Viewing photos

alanpaulinchinaYou can browse through and buy prints of any photos I've posted here for almost the last year at this link. A bunch of people have asked me about getting pics. this is the easiest way, by far. If you have a Mac, you can also drag…

Now Fall

Another great George Lange photo.. from the last day of the season at the Maplewood Pool. I can't believe they still have that diving platform, that it hasn't been liability insuranced out of business.

Catching Up Photos: Michigan

My in laws have a Boston whaler on the Saginaw River, a few miles from Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. Somehow, we never go on it. We finally did, for the first time in about 9 years. It was a lot of fun. Jacob particularly loved it.

Eli pics by George Lange

Hey, it's nice to have friends who are great professional photographers. This is eli, post Joshua's bar mitzvah. I love how hungover he looks, from the chocolate to the tired eyes. Thanks, George.