Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Remembering WWI… and Chocolate.

  A respectful Remembrance/Armistice/Poppy Day to you all. Of course here in Korea, 11/11 holds extra-special significance as it has been successfully hijacked by a...

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It is I guess, the written word Which hurts so much…  what have you heard? What do you feel?  What do you think? And does it drive...

The Korea Times Reprints Story from The Onion… Again

Yep, the intrepid guys and gals at the Korea Times recently yet again quoted a story from The Onion, a well known (well, perhaps...

East Asian Pragmatism

I love the far east. It's an overpopulated, wonderfully chaotic place where, if you happen to have the means, you can feel largely free...

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...

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