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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

Last Weds. March 1, I paid tribute to Butch Trucks with a special band: my Big in China core supplemented by Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe). This show meant a lot to me. March in NYC has…

Handball Tournament

There are these great tournaments once a month or so called ISAC -- International School Athletic competitions. They have them in virtually every sport and for every age. This year Jacob has competed in cross country, soccer and handball, which…

Handball Tournament

There are these great tournaments once a month or so called ISAC -- International School Athletic competitions. They have them in virtually every sport and for every age. This year Jacob has competed in cross country, soccer and handball, which…

Snow

Thanks to those of you expressed concern about us and the snow, BUT...We have no snow! It's all to the south and west. A huge belt of China but not up here, where we usually get far more snow than the places that are being inundated. Not a drop…

Beijing hillbillies

Did you hear the one about the two Southern guys who met and became friends in Beijing? One’s from Kentucky, the other is a native Tar Heel. One night they start arguing about who’s more redneck. It’s a little fuzzy now whether they were…

Beijing hillbillies

Did you hear the one about the two Southern guys who met and became friends in Beijing? One’s from Kentucky, the other is a native Tar Heel. One night they start arguing about who’s more redneck. It’s a little fuzzy now whether they were…

Funny

There's a nice article here about the organization I did the writing workshops before. Check out the handsome guy teaching the ladies. m I becoming a media whore?
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Dixie in his element

Just found this video that I never dealt with from last summer. This is Dixie Doc leading us on a nature hike to the rocks behind Maple Mountain in an absolute downpour. The virgin oak forest there is so thick we were only getting a bit…

Hulk Hogan Paul

Nephew Jesse Paul continues his rampage through the 103-pounders of Delaware. He recently won a big tournament, which I think is the source of this footage. Honestly, I find this whole wrestling thing bizarre and somewhat disturbing on any…

Anna day

Big day in Annaland yesterday. she had DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) day at school, otherwise known as pajama day. she was counting down the days all week and was jumping up and down. he has such a very, very sweet relationship with her teacher…

New column and NPR story

The NPR story is up here. It is surprisingly long and only a couple of moment made me crying, including the little intro on the blog that says we travel first class all the time. That's not true. Everything else seems on point. After all these…