Erosion of Courage (Reflections on ‘The Interview’ Cancellation)

Staying Behind the Legal Picture Line at the DMZ

A view from behind the yellow line (for photography) in South Korea’s Demilitarized Zone across to North Korea

As I looked across the Demilitarized Zone (a layered valley of autumn-tinged fields and soldiered fences) my heart sank with a heavy realization: Korea had more than governments, economics, armies, allies and living conditions dividing it; the landscape glowered at me as the greatest separation. North Korea was (and is) treeless.

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Traveling the Diverse Landscapes of Taipei

This Minnesotan Atop the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial

Selfie while atop the stairs of the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial

The vibrancy and excitement found in Taipei surpasses New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. It’s a city where street performances are done just for the sake of performing, where most of the locals are eager to try their English and where the collage of cultures supersedes even the USA (in many ways).

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