politics

Would Your Dad Make a Good Superintendent of Education?

What do you do when your father is running for the position of Superintendent of Education in Seoul?  That depends:…

The Really Intractable Thing: North Korea, Climate Change, and Why We’re Failing

Over at The Week, a depressing piece on the horrors up North, titled "North Korea isn't Nazi Germany — in…

On Trust

I just made my first real, serious edit to Wikipedia. I'd been reading about Yu Gwan-sun the other day, so…

The Gay Marriage-Pocalypse

This year, I've had two random people on Facebook who'd friended me for completely random reasons--one, a fellow saxophonist in…

The Mathematics of Happiness

Over on Huffington Post, a recent piece got a lot of attention--at least, if the number of times it came…