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Six Months In…

I have the day off for Korean Independence Day. This is a day dedicated to an independence movement started on March 1, 1919, in an ill-fated attempt to end Japanese occupation of the Korean Peninsula. The timing was not coincidental,…

Riding the Rails, Part 2

In my previous post, I talked about the need for a massive public-transportation overhaul in the U.S. This belief is only further confirmed by the stark contrast between Korea’s amazingly fast, efficient, and convenient service, and the lack of any…

80 Couches

This website is not merely a blog, but it is a project, and above all, a philosophy. For one moment, let’s discuss the couch. The couch is the most democratic of all common household furniture. Unlike the chair, recliner, love…

Going Pro

So, this will probably be my last blog on this site. At the recommendation of a friend, I’ve decided to leave the friendly (and free) confines of blogspot, and start my own website. While I have purchased several domains (zacharymarx.com,…

In Narita

So, I’m sitting here in Narita Airport, Tokyo’s international airport, looking at the Korean Airlines flight that I should be on slowly push back from the gate. Although I should have had more than two hours to successfully make the…

The Everglades

Contrary to popular belief, South Florida is not merely one giant swamp. Most of the Southern Tip is, in fact, a giant, slow moving river through an enormous, flat grassland. You will not find stagnant water in the Everglades. A…

My Relationship with South Florida

When people ask me where I’m from, I tell them Tennessee. While this is an answer, it’s certainly not the complete answer, which happens to be much more complicated. When people ask about my seemingly strange allegiance to Wisconsin-based sports…

Top 5: Sports Fantasies

As you may have heard, the Green Bay Packers are in the Super Bowl after a 13-year hiatus. I’ve been lucky with the Pack, as this is their third trip to the title game in my lifetime, and I’ve already…