Monthly Archives: January 2005

Seoul Scenes

Two Korean university students sit facing each other at a small table in a Dunkin’ Donuts near Sinchon Rotary. On the table is a single gray plastic tray, and on its paper mat are the following items, some small napkins … Continue reading

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The Incandescent Fulbright Program

In one of those interesting appellative quirks of life, the Fulbright Program is supposedly full of bright people going off to study or teach in other countries. But actually this is not quite true. First, those of us who have … Continue reading

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Korean Customer Service is “Fighting”!

First you have to understand what “fighting” means. Recently my daughter and I sat in a huge ship-like Aladdin’s magic carpet ride, suspended by massive metal pistons. It was a bitterly cold day, and we were at Seoul Land, an … Continue reading

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A Pair of Columns Introducing Hoyt and Earcell Watkins

The two blogs below feature my friends, Hoyt and Earcell Watkins (properly pronounced “Wadkins”). Hoyt and Earcell were first introduced in the inaugural blog, which is available (below this one) for your delectation. Hoyt is sitting on his front porch. … Continue reading

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Hello, World!

Welcome to my maiden blog! Right now it’s 8:38 on a frosty night in Seoul, Korea, the 7th of January, 2005, the new year barely started, so the stars seem especially crisp. My children have slurped down their hot chocolate … Continue reading

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