2006 in Review, and Plans for 2007

Happy New Year! Well, it seems de rigeur to post a retrospective of the year, so this post is going to be a little personal. Feel free to skip over it if you’re not that interested. In 2006, I managed to do a lot of things: My father passed away. I miss him, and I […]

Not Bad, But Taking It Easy

I haven’t posted here in a distressingly long time. On Thursday, 28 December, I was finally finished grading and over the very congesting cold I’d caught, and I decided to go to the gym. I did 20 minutes of oscillating speeds on the treadmill, and about 10 minutes on the stationary bicycle. However, I’d been […]

Movies and Reading of Late

I’ve been watching a lot of movies, and reading a little too. First, movies: Death of a President is just weird. Weird, and interesting, and basically all about race post-9-11. Race as in skin color, and race as in hurrying to find someone to punish. I am surprised the film has been released in the […]

Saddam Dead

For months now, my students have been submitting reviews of one film/book: 우리들? 행복한 시간 (Our Happy Time), which is, I’ve basically taken from their reviews and discussions, the Korean version of Dead Man Walking. The death penalty in (South) Korea exists but hasn’t been used for some time now, and this movie seems to […]

Test, test…

Wondering if the lamebrained network security is still in effect… By the way, can others comment without problem?