Lost in space

I wrote a great post about the Backstreet Boys concert last night but Jacob ran up here after school, eager to get on cartoon network.com and somehow managed to close down everything I was working on, losing that and some other stuff.…

Hug your kids

Another tragic tale of a young parent lost too soon is here. This guy was friend of Judy and Steve Burns in Ann Arbor and Judy sent me the link. It moved me, so I thought I'd share it with you all. All I can say is hug your loved ones and…
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Jet lag continues

Day two… Anna woke up at 2:30 this morning, which means we got an extra hour or two of sleep, I guess. She came in bed and we put on Caillou on the portable DVD player. How did people survive without those things? Jacob joined her by 3 and…
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Getting back in the groove

I used to think that jet lag was bullshit. I always believe din getting on a plane, setting my watch to the time in the destination city and that was that. I had no patience for people (my mom, Becky…) saying, “It’s midnight in New Jersey!”…
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Getting ready to head back

Well, we are completely exhausted but feeling good as we prepare to head back to Beijing in the morning. We had a great trip, saw a lot of friends and families, had some good meetings, did a bunch of work, etc. It's not exactly relaxing and…

Home, safe and sound

Jacob, eli and I have been in maplewood -- short hills, actually -- for four days now and all is well. I think we are actually over the sleep hump, but i thought that two days ago only to have all three of us up at three am. Becky and anna…

Winding Down...

I’m leaving tomorrow afternoon with Jacob and Eli. Looking forward to getting home and seeing many of you, my faithful readers. Not looking forward to leaving behind Anna and Becky. I don’t like the thought of our family being separated…
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Freshman break is coming soon, and dealing with tragedy

Everything is winding down here and amping up at the same time. It feels very much like the end of the first semester of college freshman year. Last week, some friends of ours had an end of semester party for all freshman families. We actually…

Responding

Carrie wrote: That's so funny that Ben mentioned the extra suitcase because I was going to write the same thing. Need I say, you have the 3 most adorable children, surely, in China, if not the entire world! (And I'm not partial, of course) I'm…
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Jay Gindoff in da House

Jay Gindoff came through here on Sunday evening. I picked him up at the airport, which was a fiasco already reported on, I believe. Then we had dinner downtown. Next day he and I tooled around Beijing. We went to a frigid Tianamen…