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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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More pictures, from Ritan park

Ritan Park is a beautiful, peaceful place smack dab in the middle of Beijing. We went there Saturday for the second time, with Kathy Chen and her family. The kids all had a blast. That’s Anna with Olivia Moy (aka "my friend"). Kathy…
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Pictures of the boys

Jacob and Eli love riding their bikes to school and are surprisingly proud of their uniforms. Note the black socks. Wait until you see Anna in her PE kit -- tomorrow!
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Getting our driver's licenses, part one

/> The Beijing Driver's License Bureau We continued the process of getting our driver’s licenses today. We had to report to a hospital clinic for an eye test first. But before you can do that, you have to all your paperwork/applications…
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FAQs About Our Life in China

Hey, thanks for all the emails. I really like hearing from all of you. Remember, I am not reading a blog about your life and I enjoy hearing about what you are up to. Since so many of you are asking so many of the same questions, I now present…
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the mechanics of the move

This picture in no way does the move justice. it is actually from our first, small air shipment. In the rush to get here on time for the big move, we forgot our camera. I never really did get into the mechanics of our move. One of the…
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Mr. Lee the cook debuted last night

Here's mr. Lee, in an old picture, from our first visit. Same kitchen but it looks a little different now. The girl is Claire Moy, Kathy Chen's daughter and in my estimation one of the cutest kids in the world not related to me. She's…
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I am now a sports columnist...

I just took a gig as sports columnist for That’s Beijing. It’s an English language monthly that seems to be quite well read by the expat community. It’s basically like Time Out for you New Yorkers except it’s monthly, not weekly. You…
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Settling into the crib -- pics corrected, I think

I tried to go around the house and take pictures with Anna in the foreground, but was only partially successful in capturing the house. But it looks great. Our stuff fits in well and for the most part we did a good job in terms of…
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Some pics of the house and car...

Still far from the best pictures, as we settle into our new house. But here are some long-awaited images (at least by some of you), including Mr. Dou with our Jeep Cherokee. We will get our driver's licenses soon, which will be quite liberating,even…
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To answer your questions...

This is the photo on my Chinese press pass. Glad I like it. The shot on my Riviera ID card was taken in our final, sleep-deprived 100-degree, stress-filled days at home and you can see all that in my baggy, bloodshot eyes and bewildered…