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All Along the DMZ — Part II

This is Part II of a four-part series on the Korean DMZ inspired in part by Barry Lancet’s The Spy Across the Table and my articles and essays about the DMZ and JSA. Summer 2000. Somehow I had talked myself into writing feature stories about the 50th anniversary of the Korean War for the Korea […]

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Chris Backe’s Review of Waking Up in the Land of the Morning Calm

There hasn’t been much press about my recent book, Waking Up in the Land of the Morning Calm, but Chris Backe has some good things to say about it in his review last December. This was going to be the book that I had thought about writing in 2009 when I wanted to compile all […]

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Shutterbugs Caught for Taking Photos of Girls in Bikinis in Busan

Back when I first came to Korea and read the three English language dailies—The Korea Daily, Korea Times, and Korea Herald—I was always fascinated with some of the “police blotter” news snippets and other news from around the nation. Some of these news shorts were a little weird and absurd, like the one about a […]

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Closure and a Peace of Mind for an 86-year-old Alzheimer’s Sufferer

I’m feeling pretty good about myself today. More specifically, I’m feeling pretty good about what my blog has done for an 86-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s, who, having lost her brother, Robert Golden in the Korean War in 1950, now can have some sense of closure and a peace of mind knowing what happened to […]

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The Accidental Journalist, Part 23 — The Inchon Landing Commemorated, Sept. 15, 2000

The Story Behind the Story   Not even a typhoon could keep me from a story.   That’s almost what happened on September 15, 2000 when I went to Inchon (now spelled Incheon) to attend a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Inchon Landing/Invasion. The peninsula was being battered by a typhoon (another […]

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The day I met Yoko Ono

I was very fortunate when I was writing for the Korea Times from 2000-2006 to have the opportunity to cover some very special events including Yoko Ono’s first visit to Korea in 2003.  Yes, Yoko Ono  By Jeffrey Miller, Feature Writer  When this reporter heard Yoko Ono was going to be in Seoul to open […]

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1968: The USS Pueblo Incident

I have always been interested in history ever since I was a young boy reading books at the public library in Oglesby, Illinois. I would go on to minor in history at Eureka College (1985-1987) and later, when I came to Korea I really got to experience history covering Korean War Commemoration events as well […]

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