tbs eFM Radio Interview

A big thank you to the crew at tbs eFM Seoul's morning show for inviting me to join in their discussion about cults in Korea and the recent Yoo Byeung-eun saga. None of the questions (you can see my prepared notes below) I was sent the day before were actually asked, but that's ok because Alex Jenson's kind introduction blew me away:


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SBS's The Feed Examines the JMS Cult in Australia

Thank you to SBS's Joel Tozer and to the brave Sarah and Elizabeth for sharing their stories on national TV. Coincidentally, Mallory Miller's article about JMS in America - which I also had a hand in - was published the same day.

December 2014 Fitness Diary!

Saturday, December 6: Oops, after not exercising since the last day of November, I finally returned to the gym to start December's fitness campaign with a solid back, lower back, biceps, traps, lats, and forearms workout that will hopefully reignite my desire to exercise most days...

Sunday, December 7: A long cold 3.5-hour wander around Seoul listening to selections from Howard Shore's first two Hobbit scores:

Monday, December 8: Chest, shoulders, triceps, hamstrings, and a light traps workout.

Wednesday, December 10: Legs, sides, and forearms ahead of a huge Secret Santa Party feast of hamburgars, hot dogs, and Canadian poutine.

November 2014 Fitness Diary!

Saturday, November 1: Just a light legs workout to start what will hopefully be n exercised-filled month.

Monday, November 3: Back, biceps, lats, traps, and lower back.

Tuesday, November 4: Abs, sides, lower abs, and an asthma-inducing short sprint. I'm still suffering from that cat allergy. That's the first time I've had an asthma attack from exercise in a couple of decades! Bad kitties!

Monday, November 10: Chest, shoulders, triceps, and a cardio and skipping session:

October 2014 Fitness Diary!

Wednesday, October 1: October began with my first legs and core workout in almost three weeks. Due to cultic events beyond control, I almost got out of the habit of exercising. Now that a new month has begun, I'm extra super dedicated to getting back on track!

Thursday, October 2: Chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, and an 11-kilometer sprint session on one of my trusty seated bike machine thingies:

Saturday, October 4: My typical back workout: back, biceps, lats, and lower back.

Sunday, October 5: An afternoon cardio workout at the Hamilton Hotel:

September 2014 Fitness Diary!

Monday, September 1: September began with a huge weights session: back, lats, biceps, thighs, inner thighs, calves, and forearms.

Wednesday, September 3: Cardio, core, and hamstrings:

Thursday, September 4: Chest, shoulders, tricep, and traps!

Saturday, September 6: Back, biceps, lats, biceps, and forearms. Surprisingly, I was not sore the next day. I'll have to work harder next time.

Tuesday, September 9: A much needed 30-minutes of cardio followed by a chest, shoulders, triceps, and traps workout:

The Book Thief by John Williams

Here I am playing a theme from John Williams' latest score for The Book Thief while a real book thief breaks into my apartment and steals all my books:

August 2014 Fitness Diary!

Saturday, August 2: August's fitness campaign began with a bang with a 2-hour workout: back, biceps, traps, lats, lower back, calves (340 reps), some stretching, and 30 kilometers on one of the gym's seated exercise bikes. And that will be my cardio machine of choice until my slightly strained right calf muscle heals. Strange that calf raises don't seem to work the part of the muscle (outer side) that is ever so slightly strained at present.

Sunday, August 3: Just a whole lot of walking if that counts.

Monday, August 4: Another long seated exercise bike cardio session followed by a sides workout:


July 2014 Fitness Diary!

Tuesday, July 1: July began with a weights session: back, biceps, traps, and lats.

Sunday, July 6: Back exercising at a Gold's Gym in Alexandria after a jet-lagged and busy few days: chest, shoulders, triceps, lower back, some hamstrings curls, and calf raises. And wow, the variety of equipment was staggering,

Friday, July 11: Back exercising in Korea after more days of jetlag: legs, legs, legs, sides, lower back, and a 750 meter run on a pair of tired legs

Shinchonji Front Groups: From Mannan to IYPG

A big thank you to Jon Twitch for keeping up to date on the various front groups employed by one of Korea's most notorious and visible cults. And a bigger thank you for allowing me to offer my thoughts on Shinchonji and its many incarnations. http://www.asiapundits.com/mannam-ipyg-sinchonji-another-cult-front/

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