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Our PyeongChang 2018 Experience

Our PyeongChang 2018 Experience

I wouldn’t have done this if not for my daughter, Jian. After all this time, the PyeongChang Olympics finally started. They had twice attempted to get the Olympics and got it on the third try. I actually hosted a video in 2011 that was supposedly shown to the...

2017–A Year of Reflection and Big Questions

This is one of my personal posts. Super personal, so don’t expect any Korean food talk here. It’s also going to get a bit bleak. This started out as a personal diary in 2004, and I still use it as such. I took a quick glance at my 2016 post. That was a bad...
Impeachment, Robert Kelly, and Whoa F*&% Korea!

Impeachment, Robert Kelly, and Whoa F*&% Korea!

I arrived in Korea in 2004. I already had an interest in the country because of a couple courses in Korean history I took. The plan was to stay a year, but when that first year was up, I looked at all the change happening around me. This was a part of the world where...
2016. Crappy Year. Maybe.

2016. Crappy Year. Maybe.

Everyone’s talking about how 2016 was such a bad year. I agree with that. In my personal/professional life, I didn’t have a great year as well. I’ve been silent about some of these stories because it’s taken me a long time to process them....
Where Progressivism has failed (and where it will win)

Where Progressivism has failed (and where it will win)

People are still wrapping their heads around the Trump win. Yes, Clinton won the popular vote, but even that was by a razor thin margin. How did Trump get so many votes? And from the constituencies that usually go blue? Hispanics? African-Americans? Women? Before you...
Broke my back–literally

Broke my back–literally

WARNING: Graphic photos ahead. Not to be perused while eating. It’s already been a, well, challenging year. I’ve had two life-learning experiences in running restaurants in Korea. I’ll go into details about those later. My consolation was that my...
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