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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…

Dear Nike, Where's my Hope Solo jersey?

Nike picked the wrong kid to mess with... Jacob has been ranting about this, so I told him to sit down and put it into words. With a little help from mom and dad, he wrote this letter, which I just sent out to Nike... Nike World Headquarters One…

It takes a lot of chutzpah...

...to mispronounce "chutzpah."

From the archives: Buddy Guy

Gregg Allman on Big in China: “What a romp. After writing about music for years, Alan Paul walked the walk, preaching the blues in China. Anyone who doubts that music is bigger than words need to read this great tale.”   Buddy…

Coming in From the Cold

I am just returning from a welcome and much-needed week off te grid at the wonderful Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch in Stanley, Id. I will be back to my blogging ways.

Reviews from China-based expats mean the most...

...to me, at least. I am particularly proud of a couple of recent Big in China reviews: The good folks at China Beat lauded the book:  "For a good China-focused summer book, I recommend Big in China...a very funny, very touching book."…