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Snowy Day at Toksu Palace

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Home for the Holidays

Getting together with Dick Verucchi and Tom Joliffe on Christmas Day at the 9th Street Pub in La Salle, Illinois After nearly a thirteen-hour flight from Seoul, I am waiting for my friend Chris to pick me up at O’Hare International Airport. Home again for the holidays. I can’t believe that it has been a […]

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Kimchi chocolate, anyone?

You can find all kinds of neat stuff at Namdaemun Market in Seoul; even Kimchi Chocolate!

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Portrait of an artist at Kyongbok Palace

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What am I listening to these days?

I am still stuck in the late 70’s and early 80’s when it comes to my musical tastes. Feeling a little down these days, I have been listening to Ultravox’s Passing Strangers and Vienna, Stiv Bators’ I Wanna Forget You Just the Way You Are, and Johnny Thunders’ You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A […]

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American Thanksgiving in Korea

I have always been a little envious of some of my expat colleagues from countries other than the United States when it comes to taking part in any of their country’s celebrations while in Korea. Some of my colleagues from smaller countries are always getting invitations to various functions put on by their respective embassies […]

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A journey back in time

Sometimes for a journey back in time, all it takes is a subway ride.Today I went to Chamsil in southern Seoul to meet my special lady friend Sarah for lunch. She has a private teaching gig over there, not far from where she lives and because it has been hard for us to find time […]

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I’m Too Old For This Shit

The other day one of my colleagues was talking about this new club that he had been to in Itaewon. Judging from his fervid descriptions of his most recent visit to the club, I was going to have to check it out for myself.“The place was just crawling with women,” he said. “After most of […]

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Hanging Out With Jimmy

It’s my last night in Bangkok—for this trip—and I am standing outside the 7-11 on Soi 5 waiting for Jimmy Wong to arrive. A torrential thunderstorm just hit the city and the streets are under water. I managed to catch the Bangkok Skytrain before the rains came, but by the time I got to the […]

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Getting Inked by Jimmy Wong — Fresh Ink

Jimmy finished up this Thai-style tattoo this trip to Thailand. I am really impressed with how this tattoo turned out. Now, we can start thinking about the cover-up that he will begin work on in March.

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