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Why Does She Keep Sending Me Text Messages?

Sarah sends a text message today. All her messages are about the same–about how much she is thinking about me and how much she misses me. It’s become somewhat of a ritual for her to send me at least one or two such messages a week in the eight months that we have known each […]

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Not Just Another Day In Korea

Sometimes one day seems to blur into the next. There’s a routine with little deviation. Days begin the same. A cup of instant coffee and a couple of smokes. Turn on the computer. What has happened around the world since you went to bed? Checking email and hoping for some response to email sent the […]

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In the Doldrums…Sort Of

Well, here I am back in Korea after being in Thailand for a month. It was a good holiday. I got a lot of things done that I wanted and needed to do while I was there. I was still on this “tattoo high” after Jimmy Wong’s tattoo festival when I arrived in Bangkok so […]

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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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It’s a small world

The other night I am sitting in my room watching the top story on 60 Minutes about the devastation of Hurricane Katrina which to my surprise included an interview with Lt. Gen. Russel Honore the top military leader on the ground in New Orleans in charge of recovery efforts.I first met Honore in 2001 when […]

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The accidental journalist

I have never fancied myself much a writer when it comes to many of the contributions that I have made for The Korea Times the past five years. It’s all been pretty accidental–being in the right place at the right time I guess. When I started writing feature articles for The Korea Times in the […]

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Small town guy…Big city living

The other day I was packed in like a sardine along with what probably seemed like a couple hundred other commuters on a subway car heading to the center of Seoul, and I thought to myself, “man, how could anyone do this day in and day out?’’ I am a small town guy, born and […]

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