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Exploring Laos

By Kim Jin-heon   In mid-January of this year, the writer and friends flew to Luang Prabang (with a population of 60,000), renowned for its...

07.03.2024 20

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Being blind but open-minded

By Kim Ae-ran   "Hello!" "Hi. How are you?" "Fine. The groceries will be delivered within a couple of minutes." "Wow. Thanks a lot for your...

06.03.2024 20

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Memories of full moon day

By Sho Chang-young A few days ago, on the afternoon of Jeongwol Daeboreum, or first full moon day of the lunar year, my wife and I went to a...

05.03.2024 10

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Uncertain Ukraine war grinds on

By Arthur I. Cyr   February brought the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the start of the third year of war. Despite...

04.03.2024 20

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Rereading Virginia Woolf's 'A Room of One's Own'

By Lee Nan-hee   There was a large bookstore some years ago in my neighborhood. It was kind of my shelter as well as a resting place, a place to...

03.03.2024 10

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Benefits of ginger

By Kim Ae-ran   Especially during winter, we are used to drinking Jujube (red date) ginger cinnamon tea. Always after making kimchi to be...

29.02.2024 30

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Time theft

By William R. Jones Recently, I surfaced an old newspaper clipping headlined “The costliest theft of all: Work time." Robert Half (before...

29.02.2024 10

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Time theft

By William R. Jones Recently, I surfaced an old newspaper clipping headlined “The costliest theft of all: Work time." Robert Half (before...

28.02.2024 30

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Benefits of ginger

By Kim Ae-ran   Especially during winter, we are used to drinking Jujube (red date) ginger cinnamon tea. Always after making kimchi to be...

28.02.2024 30

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Azerbaijan's Black January and Korea's March 1st Movement

By Choe Chong-dae Choe Chong-dae On Jan. 20, Azerbaijan marked the 34th anniversary of a somber chapter in its history: the Soviet Army's...

27.02.2024 30

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Embracing pleasure of solitude

By Shin Hye-suk As I reflect on the passage of time this mid-February, I'm reminded of Ban Chil-hwan's poignant poem: "The stork flies, The...

26.02.2024 20

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Calligraphy teacher

By Lee Jee-young Childish laughter and warm consideration welcome the trainees to the calligraphy class. Later, the instructor teaches me how...

25.02.2024 10

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Indonesia's election: globally significant victory for democracy

By Arthur I. Cyr   On Feb. 14, major national elections took place in Indonesia. The results, especially in a historical context, are a victory...

22.02.2024 20

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Sound of morning

By Lee Nan-hee   When I woke up in the morning, I used to listen to the sound of birds. I used to listen to them when I was a teenager in middle...

21.02.2024 20

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Forming a small group

By Park Gi-hyun   This year, my husband and I were appointed as one of the small group leaders in my church. A church generally consists of many...

20.02.2024 20

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Lessons from documentary: 'The Birth of Korea'

By Lee Sun-ho A documentary film directed by Kim Deog-young called “The Birth of Korea,” seems to have received a very warm reception from...

19.02.2024 20

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Self-publishing is a viable option

By Lee Hyon-soo   Aspiring writers may find it difficult to get their books published in the traditional publishing industry. Some of the main...

18.02.2024 20

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Economic limitarianism

By William R. Jones   Only a comfortable academic philosopher or sociologist could come up with theorized thoughts cloaked in jargon labels to...

15.02.2024 20

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Traveling around Hanoi

By Kim Jin-heon   This year, I traveled around Hanoi with my friends for five days and four nights. From the airport in Hanoi, though, we first...

14.02.2024 20

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Once a lifegiving river, now a lake of death

By Kim Sun-ae   I don't really watch TV. Nevertheless, I recently watched the KBS program "In-Depth 60 Minutes" broadcast on Jan. 26. It covered...

13.02.2024 20

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When everything is commoditized, how are you?

By Lee Nan-hee   One Saturday morning, when the weather was freezing, I woke up to a cold weather alert. I opened my notebook and drank a cup of...

12.02.2024 60

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Business cards

By William R. Jones When I first arrived at my university chemistry department, the administrative assistant ordered 500 business cards for...

08.02.2024 30

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Lunar calendar in our culture

By Sho Chang-young Sho Chang-young The lunar calendar system has significantly influenced the cultural sentiments of the Korean people, shaping...

07.02.2024 20

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NATO's enduring alliance

By Arthur I. Cyr Arthur I. Cyr On Jan. 25, Turkey at last approved membership for Sweden in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). This is...

06.02.2024 20

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58,000 stitches of love

By Shin Freedman Shin Freedman I saw Jun’s socks on the pickleball court. It was a beautiful pair of socks — hand-knit, multicolored, with a...

05.02.2024 20

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121st anniversary of Korean immigration to US

By Choe Chong-dae Choe Chong-dae It has been about a century and a half since the Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation was signed...

04.02.2024 20

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Are you cut out for company life?

By Lee Nan-hee   What are the most important and precious things as we live our lives? I would be praised and honored when I studied hard, got...

01.02.2024 20

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Reminiscing on Seollal

By Shin Hye-suk   On a recent bitterly cold morning, with a wind chill factor of minus 14 degrees Celsius, I defied advice to stay warm indoors...

31.01.2024 10

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'Kitchen'

By William R. Jones   One writer said, "The first step in creative writing is to edit reality." That's exactly what Banana Yoshimoto did in her...

31.01.2024 30

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'Kitchen'

By William R. Jones   One writer said, "The first step in creative writing is to edit reality." That's exactly what Banana Yoshimoto did in her...

31.01.2024 20

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Reminiscing on Seollal

By Shin Hye-suk   On a recent bitterly cold morning, with a wind chill factor of minus 14 degrees Celsius, I defied advice to stay warm indoors...

30.01.2024 20

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Difficulties raising children in Korea

By Park Gi-hyun On Jan. 19, the two main parties rolled out two birthrate-boosting strategies that are aimed squarely at raising Korea’s dire...

29.01.2024 10

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Life like rainbow

By Kim Sun-ae   One day, my mother said to me, “The time we’ll live together is shorter than the time we lived together.” Given that she is...

28.01.2024 10

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Taiwan reconfirms equality as well as democracy

By Arthur I.Cyr   Lai Ching-te, also known as William Lai, has been elected president of Taiwan. He succeeds President Tsai Ing-wen, who served...

25.01.2024 20

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Failure and Edison

By Lee Nan-hee   I have been continuously working on research papers in my field of study since I received my doctoral degree. Recently, I...

24.01.2024 20

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Revise your bucket list

By William R. Jones   The phrase "kick the bucket" means to die. Derived from it in 2006 "bucket list" entered Webster's dictionary. It means a...

23.01.2024 30

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Password purgatory

By Shin Freedman   I often forget my passwords. Remembering long and complicated strings of characters is a problem for me. I have so many...

22.01.2024 30

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Resonating egalitarianism: Ray Charles' melody of civil rights

By Choe Chong-dae   I associate the legendary music icon Ray Charles (1930-2004) with the genius of American music, especially in the realm of...

21.01.2024 20

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Resilience, moving on

By George White My parents sat on the edge of the bed, looking down at me. They had just broken the news that they were getting a divorce. The...

18.01.2024 20

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Excitement of New Year

By Shin Hye-suk   The dawn of 2024 has already unfolded, bringing with it the promise and potential of a new year. On the morning of New Year's...

17.01.2024 20

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Listening to stories in a hellish battlefield?

By Lee Nan-hee   When I worked for certain organizations (or companies) in the past, I used to feel that I was not cut out to be a salaried...

16.01.2024 20

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North Korea provocations highlight South Korea’s success

By Arthur I. Cyr North Korea has decided to bring in the New Year with a bang. The Pyongyang regime over several days has fired sizable...

15.01.2024 20

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Self-esteem: the process and the present

By Lee Nan-hee There were times when I thought about self-esteem. On the one hand, when I have truly high self-esteem, I don’t care much...

11.01.2024 30

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Courage to continue

By Park Gi-hyun   As always, a new year is the catalyst for progress. We customarily kick off a new year with a brand-new resolution or desired...

11.01.2024 20

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Our Lady of Charity

By Kim Ae-ran   During a recent mission in Miami, a group of parishioners from Miami Korean Catholic Church guided us to the National Shrine of...

10.01.2024 30

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Unveiling ancient South Indian Buddhist art

By Choe Chong-dae   I had the delightful opportunity to participate in a year-end celebration dedicated to graduates of the Creative CEO program,...

09.01.2024 20

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Ageless tradition of Seomun Market

By Yi Woo-won   I like browsing through markets if I have time, preferably the old traditional Seomun Market in Daegu. I’m pretty familiar with...

08.01.2024 20

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Funeral of a monk

By Kim Jin-heon   The funeral service of the head of the Taego Order, Ven. Jiheo, was held on Oct. 8, 2023, in Seonam temple, Suncheon City,...

07.01.2024 20

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Frosty fables: Seoul's delayed snowfall and our climate's future

By Bhaskar Anand   As I sit by the window of my apartment in Seoul, gazing out at the cityscape that has been my home since 2018, a palpable...

07.01.2024 20

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Listen to your body

By Kim Sun-ae   Our bodies show our histories — how we have lived. Working as an editor, I spent a lot of time sitting in front of my desk....

04.01.2024 30

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