At Home, In a Dark City   3 comments

Dark City 6

At night, it’s a different world. That’s what the song says, anyway. And it’s true.

It’s nothing to be afraid of, though. The darkness protects us just as much as it conceals the lurking fiend. Sometimes we can see what is there more clearly because we are not distracted by what is there to be seen. What the darkness has to tell us is that what we see is not all there is. That should be obvious, but in the harsh light of day we do so often lull ourselves into thinking we see everything and understand all of what we see.

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Posted April 4, 2014 by thebobster in Coreana, Photoblogging

More Great Places on the Web   9 comments

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It’s a short list of some things I’ve been reading recently.

Mainly, I want to preserve these somewhere.  And this is as good a place as any I guess …    Read the rest of this entry »

Posted February 9, 2014 by thebobster in Uncategorized

Feeling Somewhat January Lately   Leave a comment


The start of this year has not proved a cold as last year.

Chilly, yes, and reaching subzero in the wee hours most nights, but at the moment very little ice occupies the asphalt streets and concrete pathways around my neighborhood, just in those few and occasional patches that are so situated so that they never get any direct sunshine. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted January 27, 2014 by thebobster in Bobsternation!

Comparisons, both unapt and inept   8 comments


Interesting how things fall into place sometimes.

See, I’d taken part in an online discussion in the discussion section of another blogger living here in Korea, which I’ll get to in a while, and a few few days later I came across an opinion piece in the Washington Post that touched on some of what we were going ‘round and ‘round about.   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted November 25, 2013 by thebobster in This Just In

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On walls, in Hongdae   1 comment


Politics, December 2012

I took this photo a couple of weeks before the election last year so it constitutes something like an historical document now.    Read the rest of this entry »

Posted November 10, 2013 by thebobster in Coreana, Photoblogging, Such and Such

Staying Positive   4 comments



Sometimes it’s not easy to do.

Let’s face it, most parts of the world are pretty crappy places, most of the time, and a lot of the people that you meet spent too much time in the day being assholes, shits, and bastards. Hell, I’m not much better myself. But, if only to provide a bit of balance to the previous post here, we need to observe that the world also has some nice stuff going on, too.

Here is some of mine.     Read the rest of this entry »

Posted November 1, 2013 by thebobster in Bobsternation!, Such and Such

Annoyances   2 comments



Things will get under your skin.

It’s up to you how much you want to let them bother you. Most of these things are not specific to life in South Korea, by the way.

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Posted October 25, 2013 by thebobster in Bobsternation!