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When you fall off a horse, the best thing to do is to get back on again. Yesterday, I hiked the mighty Gwanaksan in the south of Seoul. Along the way, I saw these awesome jangseung, or Korean totem poles with very expressive faces.


I smiled when one reminded me of a Y chromosome.


It’s caterpillar season, and there were plenty of them on totem poles, rocks, or hanging from a tree.


Flowers are starting to bloom in Korea. Hurray!

Color. Finally.

Color. Finally.

On the way to pick up my fourth passport from the embassy—Oh the luxury of smelling and touching a crisp new passport!—even this bear agreed:

Yes, little bear. Yes, it is.

Yes, little bear. Yes, it is.

Fare thee well, the winter of our discontent.