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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…

Third NBC post up

My third NBC blog post is up It's about going to the Bird's Nest National Stadium last weekend with the family. Here are some additional photos. Glad to get the kids in there. Check that one off the list.The extra kid is Kerk Liew. He lives…

We actually did win

We collected our Beijing Band of the Yer ward last night at City Weekend's big awards gala. We also played two short acoustic sets. It was just Dave, Woodie and me -- how we started out 14 or 15 months ago. It sounded pretty thin, even though…

We actually did win

We collected our Beijing Band of the Yer ward last night at City Weekend's big awards gala. We also played two short acoustic sets. It was just Dave, Woodie and me -- how we started out 14 or 15 months ago. It sounded pretty thin, even though…

Jacob fractured his arm

Jacob fractured his arm trying to dive into third base in a kickball games yesterday. He broke both of his forearm bones and had to be put under to have his bones reset and cast. He's doing okay and will be back in school tomorrow. I will try…

Last column

I just published a new column, nut here is the last one. I didn't really have any pictures up to using but here are a couple from our visit.Choosing When to Be a LocalAnd When to Be an OutsiderMay 9, 2008Since arriving in China three years ago…

Holy SH%$ We Won!

In a rather Herculean upset, Woodie Alan has won the City Weekend Reader's Poll. Next Thursday we will go to a big event and collect our prize --whatever that may be -- as Beijing's Band of the Year, 2008. I am rather astounded. Next Monday…

Everything is fine but is has been intense

We're all doing fine and things are settling down at least a little. I am writing about life here since the quake in my column this week so I don't really want to go on too much.We are in the third day of a three-day national period of mourning…

Two really great earthquake stories

Mei Fong traveled from Beijing home to Sichuan with some migrant workers seeking information on their 15-year-old daughter. It is here and very moving. Shai Oster rapelled into the hard hit village of Beichuan and reports on what he saw.

Catching up...columns

I am two behind. This one has touched a lot of people and generated a lot of contributions. I wanted to get it up.How Something Good CameFrom Outside the Comfort ZoneApril 25, 2008It was almost two years ago when I first saw the disfigured man…

Second NBC post up

My second NBC blog pot is up. Read it here.