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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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About this blog, which I can write but not read...

Just to explain something: I can post and edit my posts, obviously, but I can not view this actual page because blogspot and blogger are both ip blocked in the PRC. It is a good reality check. That is why I have not been responding to any of…
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First day of school

Yesterday was an intro day of school and they all loved it. the place is incredibly beautiful and brand new. in front is a great rock garden and an unreal playground. jacob and eli ate that up. I took pics and will get them up here later today. Jacob's…
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On to ritan park

from fun Dazzle, we took a cab to Xi He ya Ju Restaurant, on the edgeof Ritan park. it's a really niuce place, with a lovely outside area and inside, where weate, that features a huge tree, with branches stretching…
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A day in the city

We spent yesterday in the city and had a nice time. We began at the wonderfully named FunDazzle, a kids' play area which has perhaps the largest ball pit int he world. The kids had a blast. The first few photos are from there. after…
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Photos of our journey

The first shot if jacob and eli reclining in first class. The second is all of us with our luggage.
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Everything's cool

Sitting in a starbucks on the wireless connection. anna is sleeping next to me. all is pretty much fine. we've only been here three days I think and the kids are very accepting. we are staying in this compound which is like a little slice…
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The Eagle Has Landed

we landed safe and sound are relatively in decent shape today, especially considering that anna fell asleep at 7 pm and woke up at 11:30! she actually woke up for the night at 11:30 PM. Now that's some serious jetlag. Luckily, I went to sleep…