Abandoned Babies May Soon Have Nowhere To Go In Korea...Again

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5 Major Life Lessons from 2013

As this year comes to a close I am reflecting on the past twelve months or as I like to call it “The Year of Upheaval.” As I look back on this magnificent year I get a bit teary when I think of the stark contrast between my life last year and how it looks today. Like a grain of rice sprouting in my new land I, too, have blossomed into a different woman. While I don’t want to tire you out with everything I’ve learned so here are the top five: ...more

Early Christmas Present - Self-Actualization

It took moving 6,000 miles away from home to find my domestic side... or any side actually, but for this post I'll stick with the domestic. It's one of the strangest discoveries that I didn't think existed, just like Santa Claus. Instead I found out it was simply dormant for the past thirty years, awakened only when the distractions of living in Los Angeles and America in general were taken away....more

Christmas Morning Cheesy Bacon Muffins

Christmas Morning Cheesy Bacon Muffins...more

What The Fox Say Korean Style!

A Marriage Lesson from an Antlered Goat

My husband, Rich, is a big eater. Let’s just put that out there. The man can eat. I can’t even begin to count how many times I’ve had leftovers from amazing restaurants or homemade cookies, or once a year Ghirardelli peppermint bark bars that my taste buds have never had the opportunity to savor due to this man's black hole of a stomach. Bags of chips have disappeared completely from the time it took to bag the groceries and walk the two blocks to our home back in Los Angeles. ...more

Christmas Caramel Persimmon Muffins - Creative in Korea!

Every Christmas season I bake. It is the only time of year you can find me happily slaving away in the kitchen, baking cookies and muffins for coworkers, my in-laws or my husband. I always end up making way more than is necessary and am probably a huge contributing factor for  my loved one’s who end up joining a gym after New Year’s. I don’t know how this tradition came to be considering I usually balk at most aspects of domesticity but, alas, this has been my tradition every December for as long as I can remember....more

America, Stop Picking and Choosing Who You Care About on Thanksgiving

The recent backlash against corporations now opening on Thanksgiving for Black Friday deals is corporate America at its worst and completely justified.  But why are we picking and choosing which hardworking individuals forced to work on Thanksgiving that we defend?...more

Swastikas in Korea

A white woman, pushing forty, with a fanny-pack wrapped around her waist and an umbrella tilted back in unison with her neck, gasps at the symbol above her head.  It is a giant swastika, painted the color of blood, at the entrance of a historic temple in Pohang, South Korea.  The woman, an obvious visitor from another land, shakes her head and mumbles something incoherent but indisputably interpreted as a sign of condemnation. She continues on her path through the Bogyeongsa Temple, uninterested in getting the story behind the “obscene” symbol....more