Tuesday, December 19, 2017

What the Hell is going on at the Korea Times?

Yep, the hardworking folks over at the Korea Times, that supposedly real (just ask them) national newspaper, have done it again! Actually, to be more...

North Korea, Land of Unicorns

The magical kingdom of North Korea is a much maligned and misunderstood place, according to Ri Chun-hee. Ri, revered for her grace, style and...

Buzz Aldrin’s Doctor was David Bowie

This morning I woke up to a Facebook post from an old friend of mine, whose father-in-law is caring for Buzz Aldrin in Christchurch...

Quick Thinking Pilots avoid Disaster

Pilots of Oman Air were lauded for their "...quick thinking and professionalism", last week by the Times of Oman news service, quoting a tweet...

‘Beheading’ Forgotten: ASIO gains almost Limitless Power

Well, wasn't this all quick and easy! Last week I wrote this piece asking Australians to please have a closer look at what has been...

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A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

The World’s Worst Mass Murderers

By this title I don't mean of course to speak of people who decided for whatever reason to go on a killing spree but...

I had a White People Problem in Africa

I finally stepped out of the airport, breathed the fresh air and looked up at big, blue African skies. Three seconds later I lowered my gaze and...

Christmas in Oman

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