Something beautiful

It’s September, you guys.  It’s the beginning of fall (if you live anywhere in the northern hemisphere other than here), and of school days, of slightly cooling temperatures, and the onset of falling leaves. Unfortunately, it’s also the beginning of election campaigning.  I’ve seen a smattering of political posts in my Facebook feed, and I already […]

Summer Lovin’, Had Me a Blast

~1~ It’s been a whirlwind 13 days since flying in from South Korea.  Family, friends, swimming, a borrowed house that rivals an expensive vacation home, and AH-MAZE-ing weather.  It’s been increible.  (That’s Spanish for ‘stupendous’.) I don’t know about you, but we’ve been going-going-going, morning, noon, and night.  Swimming, sign language camp, friends and family […]

Femininity and the Secular World View

Are you familiar with this image?  It’s an interesting experiment to show this image to someone who has never seen it before.  The response is usually instantaneous.  One sees either a young or an old lady.   One has to bend his or her mind, usually with a little guidance from someone else, to see […]

How North Korea’s Threats Feel in South Korea

Sooooo, North Korea.  Maybe you’ve heard of it?  It’s the country just north of us that keeps us land-locked on this little peninsula by way of communism and cray-cray-crazy.  Seems like they’re getting a lot of prime time news airtime, judging by my Facebook message inbox.  The time to address the issue is at hand. […]

6 Facts About Korean Elections, + 1 Mom of the Year Award

Hello, my precious. Creeped out yet?  Sorry.  Thanks to Kevin reading The Hobbit aloud, Gabe has been calling every last thing his “precious” today, so it’s seeped into my subconscious   If I was really ambitious, I would have asked Gollum to write today’s post.  But I’m not.  So I didn’t. (You’re welcome.) ~1~ The day before yesterday was […]

The Blog Post I Couldn’t Write

If you were happy with the U.S. presidential election results, I invite you to come back tomorrow to see the photographic exploits of our latest restaurant adventure, Shabu Shabu.   Yum. Ignore Gianna’s face.  She ate it all. If you, like me, were less than thrilled with the re-election of President Obama, I’d like to […]

Mom, Don’t Faint

Disclaimer:  If the title brought you here hoping to see blood and gore, you are going to be very disappointed.  This post is unlikely to make anyone faint, with the possible exception of my mom.  Or maybe other Catholic grandmothers.  And mothers.  And possibly even a few Catholic grandfathers and dads.Disclaimer #2: Remember a few […]

Election Day: Top Five List

Today was an election day for parliament throughout South Korea.  It is my understanding that Koreans have a two-party sytems similar to the U.S., with one party being conservative and the other liberal.  Right now the president (who will term out of office in December following a separate presidential election) and a majority of parliament […]

Breaking News

This week Kim Jong-Il, the leader of North Korea, died.  He will be succeeded by his son, Kim Jong-Un.  You would think that this is big news. You may even think all of us in South Korea are under siege or at least on high alert, thanks to CNN, BBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS, KCET, ESPN, TBS, TNT, […]