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Room without a view

Of all the apartments I’ve lived in Korea (eight) the one I am in now ranks near the bottom. Despite one of the more “modern” ones in terms of the interior (though having an electrical outlet next to the shower still begs the question, what was the architect doing in the class the teacher talked […]

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Crowded House

It looks more crowded than it actually is in this photo, but I sure do miss living back in the Illinois Valley or my home in Laos. Blocks and blocks on top of one another. More concrete than the eye can see.

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Blustery Daejeon

Monday started cold and then it got colder and windier followed by periods of rain. By mid afternoon, the day had turned out to be a glorious blustery day. A glorious blustery day? Most of the time in the Korea, especially in cities like Daejeon, the skies are hazy. But after a hard rain or […]

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What’s up with the monkey butt?

A sign in downtown Daejeon.

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UN Monuments in Daejeon

Located on Mt. Bomun in Daejeon are two Korean War monuments. One of them is a UN monument for the 24th Infantry Division and the other is a battle monument for the Battle of Daejeon. I first visited Mt. Bomun (or Bomunsan as it is referred to in Korean) last summer a few days before […]

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Book Review and Interview in the Korea Times

Ines Min from the Korea Times wrote a very nice review of War Remains: “It’s never been a forgotten one for me; not with the lead I still carry in my body.” Exactly what has or has not been lost in the dredges of time is the Korean War (1950-53). Sixty years later, the battle […]

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