Tag: South Korea

North Korea: Peering into the Darkness

The view from behind our apartments. Everything past the river is North Korea. Photo by Kate Zeis.

For the last year, I’ve lived very comfortably on the absolute edge of Western Civilization, approximately 1.5 miles to the North Korean border. When I say, “I can see North Korea from my backyard,” this isn’t a metaphorical statement. During…

On Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Il, ca. 2004

Those of you who have followed my blog know that I have a very special relationship with the late Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il. After visiting the DMZ last year, I referred to the North Korean regime as part Dr.…