Being Alone Is Not the Same as Being Lonely

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“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I think it is safe to assume that everyone experiences bouts of loneliness throughout their lives. You will recognize it quickly because it is a dark, sad, pathetic, and unwanted feeling. It creeps in uninvited and takes residence for as long as we allow it to — …

Why Is Being Grateful So Important?

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With the Thanksgiving holiday nearing, I’m sure your mind is doing that familiar introspection thing that almost always leads to taking inventory of all the things you are thankful for this year. This season is a time when we pay attention to the simple acts of kindness bestowed upon us — whether deserved or undeserved. I’m there, and trust me, …

Everyone Dies, So Live Now!

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For the longest time, people around the world (especially in North America) have associated death with the Grim Reaper. Typically “he” is a creepy skeletal guy donning a dark hooded cape and a scythe to reap the souls of the dying. Now, if you live in East Asia, the Grim reaper is often portrayed in media as a hotter-than-hot, Calvin …

Field Notes: A Dazzling, Grand Thing

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On my recent trip to Thailand, I visited the The Grand Palace in Bangkok. And let me tell you, to say I was impressed – and visually overwhelmed – would be an understatement! While exploring the grounds, I turned to my Thai daughter Minky and exclaimed, “Thailand is rich!” She laughed and quickly stated, “What do you mean? It is …

Field Notes: Pishon Farm in Chungha, Pohang City

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I enjoy exploring around the cities, countrysides and coastlines of the many places I have visited around the world. This time, I am once again visiting Pohang city in South Korea. Every time I come to Pohang, I recognize that it has become like another home to me. I rent a vehicle and drive all around the countryside and the …