Nathan Schwartzman of Korea Beat: Korea losing a great blogger . . . I think I speak for everyone who followed his blog when I say I don’t wonder for a moment whether starting his blog was a good idea. Thanks, Brian.
Extra! Korea: A . . . way to describe Mr. Deutsch would be “honest, with no sugarcoating.” And those who think that he’s been too critical of Korea are, in my view, focusing too much upon certain posts, and need to step back and see the forest for the trees, viewing his blog as a whole. He has given a lot of information about events that tourists might be interested in, and has shown us a lot of the interesting sights of Korea through his photographs. Also, he put his real name, face, and location out there, and while some would describe this as attention-seeking, it shows courage that his anonymous detractors lack.
Monster Island: Brian has written so many things that show a clear-headed analysis of things in Korea, not to mention a genuine interest in the country and its people[.]
You'll find over 2,500 posts here, and it's impossible to really categorize them, um, beyond the categories that already exist along the sidebar. Some of my favorites, and some of the most significant if you don't mind me saying, include: "English in the News," "Extreme Championship Government," "Mad Bull Shit," "Motels and hotels," "Swine flu in Korea," "Foreigners in the news," and of course "Jeollanam-do." You should supplement whatever you find here with a good old-fashioned Google search to make sure you've got everything covered. I could never be exhaustive, even though I tried to be good, because I was never doing this for a living. I'd also recommend trying out the "view random post" button at the bottom of the page as a way of catching up on some things you've missed or forgotten.
I'm no longer in Jeollanam-do, because I moved back to the United States in February 2010. The website will still be around, will still be Brian in Jeollanam-do, and will still have as many updates as time permits. I don't want to turn this into a blog about "back home," and I certainly don't want to act like a 70s rock group still touring three decades later because they haven't accepted they're not good, or relevant, anymore.
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