Author Archives: Fraser

Rogue One, I Think I Love You

Okay, so it’s Christmas morning and I have a bit of time, so let’s talk about Rogue One. This first part will be spoiler-free for those who haven’t yet seen the movie yet. The second part will include spoilers as … Continue reading

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My Week That Was, 16 Dec 2016

Well, it’s been quite some time since I’ve done one of these. Given that all my other writing is either schoolwork or a commission on which I’m working, I’ll get this out there to break the radio silence and offer … Continue reading

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Phantom Detective (or Detective Hong Gil-Dong: the Vanished Village)

Having been sent on a trip for work, I’ve had a chance to watch some movies, some of which I probably would not otherwise have watched, but Phantom Detective (the Korean title is Detective Hong Gil-Dong: the Vanished Village) is … Continue reading

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My Week That Was, 4 November 2016

Still haven’t read anything for class, but I have been reading David Brin’s blog. He’s the author of the Postman, Earth, and the Uplift series, along with a lot of other stuff. He’s also a smart guy who has some … Continue reading

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My Week That Was, 28 October 2016

I haven’t read anything for class because I’m in the final week and was doing stuff like writing a final paper, but I have been reading Dr. Andrei Lankov’s discussion of the emigration of ethnic Koreans from Japan to North … Continue reading

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The Tiger

I am always thankful for the relatively good number of Korean films and TV series Netflix Canada has to offer. When I saw The Tiger had arrived, a 2015 movie with one of Korea’s best actors – Choi Min-Sik – … Continue reading

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My Week That Was, 21 October 2016

The best thing I read for class this week was Thomas Fingar’s Reducing Uncertainty, all about the role of intelligence analysis. I’ve been reading Hyena Road, the novelization of the Paul Gross movie I have not yet seen. I ran … Continue reading

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The New Normal

This is a bit of a personal post as well as a kind of situation report. Those of you following me on G+ are probably aware that my family bought a new house. We moved in on 9 Sep and … Continue reading

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13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

After a day of pool-closing and hedge-trimming, I had some hours and decided to take a break from Luke Cage – which my wife isn’t watching yet – to watch 13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. I’m not going … Continue reading

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Kill Zone 2 (aka SPL II: A Time for Consequences)

Having finished unpacking and having (relatively) settled into our new home, and with the readings and discussion topic for my MA course not yet posted, my wife and I had time on Friday evening to watch a movie. Netflix indulged … Continue reading

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