I knew before I left China that the food would be one of the things I missed the most and that sure was true. Unfortunately, this was the first time I made a video to go with my column — one of the last ones I actually wrote from China.
A wild trip through Sichuan’s Wild West. The video tells the tale.
Jinshanling-Simitai Great Wall hike. With Jacob, Jesse and Niko. Music by Woodie Alan.
It was very exciting to get back into our house after three and a half years in Beijing and two months waiting for everything to arrive…and fairly terrifying to find out we had 64 boxes coming from storage.
Fog rolls over the Great Wall. Music by Woodie Alan.
Chinese New Year’s Eve morning in a Beijing hutong.
Dixie Doc and son join the fray with some dixieland at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. Forgive the guitar work.
Seriously old-school corn milling in Mutianyu Village, in the shadow of the Great Wall.
This video about my band Woodie Alan ran with my final Expat Life column. It captures us at our favorite little bar, Jianghu Jiuba, on our CD release tour.
In honor of his new autobiography Earl The Pearl: My Story, I present the story below about Earl Monroe. This was a really fun one for me to dig out and read. I forgot how unusual it was and how many people I spoke to, including a passel of Basketball Hall of Famers, amongst them Earl’s [...]
In honor of Rasheed Wallace’s second and presumably final retirement, I present this profile of him I wrote for Slam in 1999 or 2000. Lots of classic moments in here, including a convo with Sheed’s mother and a good interview with Dean Smith. The Portland Tail Blazers just lost a tough game to the Knicks [...]
45 years ago today Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in Memphis. I think it’s important to remember that he was there marching in support of striking garbage haulers. I’m also sure many of those striking men could have and would have done a lot of other things had they had the opportunity to do [...]