Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead

I'm very proud about my new Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead and hope that you will check it out. The book includes interviews with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Phil and Trey Anastasio together,Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann,…
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Wild Great Wall hike with my Dad was a memorable one

Six years after moving back from Beijing, I no longer think about my three and a half formative years in China on a daily basis. Repatriation is a long process and now the whole experience has been processed through my system and simply become…

Old School corn milling - Mutianyu, Beijing, China

In February, 2010, I was in beijing for a final reporting trip for Big in China. I wanted to have a little writ'ers escape and the kind folks at the Schoolhouse, hard by the Mutianyu Great Wall were kind enough to give me a beautiful little…
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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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Family trip to the Wall

Last Friday, Becky took the day off of work and we took the kids out of school, rented a van for the day and headed out to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, with Hal and Ruth., They were leaving the next morning and we wanted…
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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…