Journalism and the “Pinocchio Syndrome”

Korean drama “Pinocchio”, starring Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk, sets up a fascinating debate about truth vs. lies in broadcast journalism. Writer Park Hye Ryun (“Dream High”, “I Can Hear Your Voice”) creates a world with a fictional syndrome. Known as the “Pinocchio Syndrome”, this condition come with peculiar consequences Read more…

Photo Essay: Discovering Paris

Dear Friends, Bonjour from Paris! After an exhausting overnight coach and ferry from London, I was ready for some relaxation. A few days of good food, new friends, and discovering a new city with my trusty Canon are just what the doctor ordered! I had the most lovely views from the Read more…

Lost in England, lost in France

Sometimes, getting lost is the quickest way to find adventure. It was the morning of August 27th, 2014 when I arrived at Heathrow Airport for two months on my favorite continent… For some unknown reason, I thought that taking an overnight plane and bus back-to-back would be a good idea. “It’ll probably help me Read more…

Taking the Vote to Skye

The day of the vote for Scottish independence dawned with a blanket of fog over the northwest of Skye. I spent most of the morning and afternoon learning to mix concrete and weatherproofing a stone building on my hosts’ croft. During meal breaks, I discussed the Bedroom Tax and Devo Max and Read more…