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,…

Double D -- Darryl Dawkins

A lot of people wrote me asking about Darryl Dawkins since I posted that picture of he and I. Tonight, my friend Alan DeZon told me he flew back from Shanghai to NY on Double D's plane. That all inspired me to dig this Slam feature out of…

I'm a finalist, but...

I made the list of 100 finalists, which is nice. I never even saw this until several people told me they had seen it in the paper (China Daily). I am not a torchbearer, however. Not sure if it's been officially announced, but our friend Deirdre…

Slapshot

I've taken up a new sport -- ice hockey. Our friends Vicki and Shawn -- Canucks, of course -- opened a rink nearby and started a beginner's men's league on Monday nights. 11 or 12 of us signed up, including my friend Fritz (pictured here with…

I've Made It!

I have people strong>writing about hating me now. I think that's progress.

48 Hours With Kids in Beijing

I dia little travel piece for the Wall Street Journal Asia.Hopefully, you can see it here.

Last column

Finishing up tomorrow's and I realized I never posted this one. Steve Galpern is horrified I have sold out, first to Disney and now the Olympics. He has a point. Perhaps I am going soft.An Olympic Skeptic JumpsOn Beijing's BandwagonOctober 10,…

The more things change...

This was a field 10 days before. ...the more they change. The pace of change here is just breathtaking and continues to be. There was a lot of talk that there wasn't going to be any new construction this year, that things were moving so incredibly…

Sri Lankan Sunset

Check out the video of "Sri Lankan Sunset" here. The embed doesn't seem to be working. You Tube now seems to be banned here (just as blogspot returns) so I gave yahoo video a try. Let me know how it works.This is an original instrumental I wrote…

Eli field trip to the Great Wall

Well, as I just said, the Great Wall really never gets old. This was Eli's class trip, about ten days ago. Friday Oct. 12. I accompanied the entire Dulwich second grade -- about 90 kids in four classes. Very cute.It didn't have quite the same…

Jay Gindoff in the house

Jay Gindoff was here for about 48 hours, Thursday evening-Saturday afternoon. As always, great to see Jay. He and I visited the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall on Friday. That was my third trip there this month and probably my 20th…