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Wading Through Shallow Waters: FROM NORTH KOREA TO FREEDOM IN THE SOUTH

“We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.” Franz Kafka. A child walks along a barren countryside road in North Korea — not more than […]

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The Darkening Yard

The travel writer Pearl S. Buck, a favourite author of mine, once wrote, “Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.” This profound measure of wisdom has always had an unspoken authority over my feral and fierce subconscious, and what Buck so eloquently identified is no more evident than in […]

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