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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…
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Happy New Year

Yom Tov, G'sai G'sun, Good Yuntiv and all that good stuff to my Hebraic friends. Happy Day Off from school to the rest of you. To answer the question many have asked, yes, we are going to services. There is a Reconstructionist Congregation that…
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Biking through Beijing and Mongolian Hot Pot

I spent the afternoon with Jack, the great tour guide we met last April through our friend Arlene Stein. We did a bike tour through Beijing, for a story I'm working on for the Journal, actually. I did a similar your with him in the spring and…
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Jacob's field trip to the Great Wall

I have a host of great pictures, but for some reason I can't post them today. It took me a bunch of tries to get these three up. I posted them at Kodakgallery.com. If you want to see them, send me an email and I will send you over there. This…
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Four more photos

Now these pictures crack me up. As I've said before, these public exercise things are all over beijing and the kids love the, especially jacob. There were a bunch of peopl ereally using them hard on Sunday, including an old lady and…
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More pics from Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen is surrounded on two sides by big government ministries, including the place where the politburo votes 2,000-2 in favor of things. They have a big countdown to the Olympics clock there. It is also, essentially, a countdown…
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Pictures from Tiananmen Square

The story will be in another post, with more pictures. Jacob was really into being here. He drove the whole trip. Eli was a little whiny. Anna is always just Anna, wherever she is. In China it is like walking around with Marilyn Monroe,…
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About that Internet crackdown...

"China Tightens Its Restrictions for News Media on the Internet" Yes, I saw this article, so you can stop emailing it to me. And no, it has not had any effect that is noticeable to me, at least not yet. I copied the headline above from the…
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More pics from the bike trip and some politics

I included a picture of our newly purchased, delivered and assembled patio furniture. Delivered just in time to host our first gathering on Saturday night. And now for my daily political links. Do you guys like these or is anyone getting…
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Biking in the countryside

I went for a bike ride today through the countryside around here. There is a group of ladies who go a few days a week. Theo sometimes joins them and she invited me today. Their kids go to a different school and leave earlier on a…
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Anna in her PE kit and more photos...

Anna wears her "PE kit" on Thursdays. I have no idea what two-year-old PE means or how it differs from any other running-around day. It's a very nice Montessori school and they are very into kids doing things for themselves, which is a…