Happy 2015!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” ― T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding I can’t say I’m sad to see 2014 go. I can’t say I’m happy about it either. 2014 started out with me on a boat …

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July 4th Past

As I logged in for work this morning despite my usual habit of taking off for national holidays, I realized I had no 4th of July-ish plans in Seoul. I’ve been sitting in my apartment reading Walt Whitman’s praises of America in Leaves of Grass, which I’ve mostly read on the Seoul subway and local bars. …

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May Day, Day Late

Yesterday was May Day, or International Labor Day, whichever you’d prefer. It was celebrated in various ways around the world–protests in Seattle and Istanbul, and an odd mix of parade and support for Vladimir Putin in Moscow. In China, it’s a couple days off for almost everyone (it used to be a full week, but …

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Happy 2014!

Happy New Year, friends and readers! I celebrated in Siem Reap, Cambodia last night, but didn’t join in the festivities on Pub Street as the crowd was so large at 9 PM that I didn’t want to push my way through. I also couldn’t stay out too late because I had to catch my boat …

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