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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…
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Guizhou column and letters

A Trek Off the Beaten Path Pays Rich Dividends May 12, 2006 China has three weeklong holidays when virtually the entire country shuts down. With no school and no caregivers, they are prime times to go exploring, but because 1.3 billion…
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Last column

I am finishing up work on this week's column and realized that I never posted the last one, due to traveling, etc. Here it is, if you haven't seen it. Hong Kong and Shanghai Show Different Side of China April 14, 2006 After less than…
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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…
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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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First pictures from our trip to Guilin

As I said originally, it was a national holiday so there were many, many Chinese tourists, especially the first few days. The holiday ended on Friday -- and people went back to work on Saturday! -- so it slowed down. At the airport in beijing,…
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Wow, Yangshou!

Hey all. we are still in Yangshou. i am writing from an internet cafe, surrounded by chinese in their 20s playing online games and smoking away. I am sipping iced green tea. They are all drinking coke in bottles. Also, the letters are worn off…
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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…