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Thoughts on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. has been and continues to be a polarizing figure in American history. Some praise him and others despise him. He is viewed by some as a civil rights hero, by others as a communist sympathizer and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Debate

Thoughts on the Feb 13 Republican Debate I haven’t decided yet who to vote for, and I am not political expert, but as an ex-debater and someone who intends to vote in a few days I followed the recent Republican … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

June 2015 was declared to be “national LGBT pride month” by no less than the president of the United States.  Large parts of the nation celebrated including the retail giant Target, Inc. Target launched a rainbow version of their logo, … Continue reading

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Ham on Nye

The question: Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era? I along with several million other people watched with great interest the debate on this question between Ken Ham and Bill Nye on February 4, 2014. … Continue reading

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The Arirang Mass Games

Tonight we attended the famous Arirang “mass games.” I didn’t have a good camera but took a few photos including this one. The background image is famously formed by thousands of school children holding up colored cards. The show also … Continue reading

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Visit to the Kumgang mountains

This weekend we visited the scenic Kumgangsan mountain area. It’s just a few miles from the rugged mountains to the rocky seashore, where you can see fishing boats in the distance and South Korea on the hazy horizon.

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Foggy morning

After several days of rain, this morning was cool and foggy. I went for a walk and took the video panorama of the campus linked below. I also saw dozens of these small frogs who had hopped down into the … Continue reading

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Lunch with students

Faculty members at PUST eat most meals with the students. This day we had an interesting conversation about the classic North Korean movie “The Tale of Chun Hyang” (춘향전) and how it portrays the belief system of North Koreans in … Continue reading

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Touring Pyongyang

The reunification monument spans the road toward Seoul. I share with the North Koreans a desire for the country to be reunified, although we disagree about how it could happen. The Arch of Triumph was build to commemorate the resistance … Continue reading

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Parking Lot Monument

This monument was built next to the school parking lot since last year. Similar monuments can be found all across the DPRK. I think the rough meaning of the words on this one is, “Onward to the final victory!”

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