Tonight - 6 Pm Books & Books, Coral Gables

Hey, South Florida friends - I'm at Books & Books in Coral Gables tonight (Sunday, April 3) at 6 pm.
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Finally some time to breathe - gone fishin'.

Chilling with the family on the beach in WestPalm Beach. We really needed some time to exhale and to do it together. More to come soon, but for now, consider this post a "gone fishin'" sign hung in the window of this blog.
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Chinese read Panda Dad - and like it.

My Panda Dad essay was translated into Chinese for the Chinese WSJ site. I was a bit worried about this, and that it would be misinterpreted as an attack on China, which it most surely is not. Happily, the verdict is quite different. As WSJ's…
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Taking it all off - as discussed in Big in China, Chapter 9

It is endlessly fun for me to go back through the old posts here, especially those from the first year in Beijing. When my father Dixie Doc was going through chemo, a large group of us shaved our heads in support. This blog became, as I wrote…