this week i

viewed from the backseat of an early evening cab.

refocused.  notice the dashboard korean soap opera.  not dangerous at all.

made friends in seoul..

they took me to dinner

 ..paid my lodging for the night.

over the top.  a bath and, separately, a shower?  nobody needs this.

got a fresh start.

knocked out a few more data tables.

set up for my sermon.

presented - with a translator - for the folks who converted twotorials into koreanfull lecture here, camera angled like the mitt romney 47% tape.

 trained back to busan.

fall in love once in a while.  and learned r from the guy on the right.  god damn, i chose graduate school well.

donated $2,000 to girard college.  so now i'm broke.

read game change, a summary of the most exciting year of our political lives.

after enduring an unceasing monologue by senator joe biden during a committee hearing, obama passed a note to gibbs that read, "shoot me now"

black jesus

dick morris..was caught up in a toe-sucking scandal with a prostitute

you can't have three presidents in the white house, obama told some friends at a dinner in new york