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.

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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The Hunt for Yoo Byung-eun/AHAE

The hunt is on for fugitive cult leader and owner of the Sewol ferry, Yoo Byung-eun. Join myself and several resourceful friends as we try keep track of this insane cult-related saga.

June 2014 Fitness Diary!

Sunday, June 1: Back exercising after a week off due to extreme busyness, lack of sleep, and high temperatures. And it felt great to exercise again. I sorely needed today's workout: back, lats, traps, biceps, calves, and a 42-minute uphill treadmill trek/jog:

Monday, June 2: Legs, abs, sides, lower back, some calf raises, and a one kilometer run that wasn't enjoyable at all:

Tuesday, June 3: Chest, shoulders, triceps, and, because they still weren't all that sore, some calf raises.

Bach's Prelude in C Major for Piano & Keytar

We're Bach! Finally, a free evening to devote to my music career:

May 2014 Fitness Diary!

Thursday, May 1: I began May with a legs workout and a short sprint, and it's hard to spring after doing legs:

Friday, May 2: My gym had a foul odor due to some construction work. That didn't stop me exercising, but it did stop me from jumping on the treadmill. Just weights instead: back, biceps, lats, traps, and lower back.

Saturday, May 3: Alternate gym today since my own gym is illegally closed due to the long weekend holiday. Just weights again: chest, shoulders, and triceps.

April 2014 Fitness Diary!

Tuesday, April 1: Back exercising after one rest day to recover from Sunday's full half marathon: shoulders, chest, triceps, sides, and lower back.

Wednesday, April 2: My legs had recovered by now, so I punished them some more with plenty of weights.

Friday, April 4:  Weights and cardio today: back, lats, traps, biceps, calves, and my first run since Sunday's full half marathon, a respectable 3 kilometers in 14 minutes 40 seconds:

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