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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…
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Old School corn Milling

as noted earlier, I spent a couple of days up at the Pavilion House run by the Schoolhouse at Mutianyu. It was a great palace to write, think, get my head together. Every day I ate two of three delicious egg pancakes, gladly overpaying the nice…

Another day, another winter Wall hike

IMG_0790     Today was crisp and sunny and I had a very productive day, waking up and writing from about 7-12, then taking a great wall hike for a few hours and plugging away a bunch more hours into the evening, with a break for…

Finally made it onto the Wall in the snow

  One of my very few regrets about our time in China was that I never made it onto the Great Wall in the snow. There was  march snowfall my last spring there and I thought about clearing my schedule andbarreling up but I didn't do…

Mother's Day on the Great Wall

< Becky and Melinda at the Schoolhouse We went out to the great Wall on Sunday, with visiting WSJ Marketplace Editor Melinda Beck. It was Mother’s Day and we went first to the Schoolhouse, a new place in the Mutianyu Village, where…
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Wild Great Wall Hike

Becky's parents, little sister Jenny and Aunt Judy arrived yesterday afternoon. They are only in Beijing for a few days as we are all leaving for Sichuan early Weds. morning and they are then continuing on without us.…
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Eli update and ice skating on the Lantern Festival

Firs things first: thanks to everyone for inquiring about Eli. He is doing better but is still limping around. He didn’t walk at all until he went to school on Monday. When I picked him up he was limping around proudly. But maybe…
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Snow photos

Last Monday, the day we returned from Thailand, we had a couple inches of snow. Anna is the only one who really got out and played in it and here she is, with Becky, with Ding and with Mr. Li and their snowman. Snow is pretty rare here…
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Eli Pictures from School Chinese New Years celebration

src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1598/1258/320/100_1487.jpg" border="0" alt="" /> These kids were co cute. that is eli and claire Moy, his "love" on the bottom.
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Chinese New Years Photos

Yesterday Mr. Li brought some Chinese New year’s gifts for us, including a hanging fish decoration and a string of light up lanterns. He also gave me a pound of coffee beans, in a red package. Everything has to be red. I took…