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Samuel Hawley was born and grew up in South Korea, the son of missionary parents. After earning BA and MA degrees in history from Queen's University, he returned to East Asia to teach English for a year and ended up staying there for nearly two decades before retiring in Kingston, Ontario to become a full-time writer. He is the author of the nonfiction books Speed Duel: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties, which received starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal; I Just Ran: Percy Williams, World’s Fastest Human, named one of the five "Best Sports Books of 2011” by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation); and the monumental The Imjin War, the most comprehensive account in English of Japan’s sixteenth-century invasion of Korea and attempted conquest of China, hailed as “magnificent” by the South China Morning Post. Bad Elephant Far Stream is his first novel.
Samuel Hawley was born and grew up in South Korea, the son of missionary parents. After earning BA and MA degrees in history at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, he returned to East Asia with his wife to work as a teacher for nearly two decades, first in Japan and then Korea, ending in 2007 as an associate professor of English at Yonsei University in Seoul. He additionally served for three years as head of Yonsei’s 3,000-student Communicative English Department, and as publications chairman and editor for the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch. He continues to serve as general editor of the Society’s annual journal Transactions, the oldest Korean studies journal in the world, published since 1900.
It was in Japan in the early 1990s that Samuel started writing for magazines and newspapers on topics ranging from Japanese fashion and international travel to the world of sumo wrestling, daimyo clocks and fishing at urban tsuribori. By the late ‘90s he had turned his attention to books. His most notable work from this period is The Imjin War (co-published by the Royal Asiatic Society, Seoul and the Insitute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 2005) the most comprehensive account in English of Japan’s sixteenth-century invasion of Korea and attempted conquest of China, an event of seismic importance in the history of East Asia. He next focused on US Navy ensign and American diplomat George C. Foulk, Washington’s representative in Seoul at the time of Korea’s opening to the West. Foulk, one of the first Westerners to learn to speak Korean and to travel extensively in the country, was perhaps the foremost Western expert at the time on the “Hermit Kingdom." Hawley's interest in Foulk resulted in two books, America's Man in Korea, and Inside the Hermit Kingdom (both Lexington Books, 2007).
After both Jake Locker and Charlie Whitehurst have started roughly out of the gates so far this season, rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger was named the starter this coming week against the Houston Texans. Locker may not be 100 percent, but if he's close, isn't he the better option than Mettenberger to this point?
With Mettenberger set to make his first career start, what should we take from this upcoming game against the Texans? If he thrives, should the Titans give him the keys to the organization? Or, should he be evaluated fairly after starting the rest of this season, if that's the intent from here on out?
OK, so since I didn't do my sweetest day commentary, I will be dredging up the good and or bad memories of love and art with two notable classic works from some of history's finest artisans. And then I'm going to switch to something a bit more rouge! Wanna know what? Gimme an ear and I'll blow it off! (Not literally, of course)
President orders microchip security for government credit cards, Ebola myths: 5 assumptions that aren't true, US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars, Murder Verdict Against Blackwater Guard for Shameful Iraq Firefight, St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind, US returns smuggled ancient artefacts to Peru, This week in court and much more.
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Welcome to 3 Count Thursday, a professional wrestling radio show
Lifelong friends and wrestling fans Big Jim & Ryan bring you, our devoted listener, the latest wrestling news, rumors and much more.
On tonight's show we will cover the following:
RECAPPING THE “GO HOME” RAW FOR THE HELL IN A CELL PPV
DID RANDY ORTON GET INJURED DURING THE MAIN EVENT?
WWE HELL IN A CELL PPV
PREVIEW, PREDICTIONS AND LATEST NEWS SURROUNDING THE EVENT
DRAMA AND STORYLINES BLEEDING OVER TO WEEKLY TV
STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN NEWS AND PODCAST DISCUSSION
RANDY ORTON BABYFACE TURN EMINENT?
BAD NEWS BARRETT RETURNING TO ACTION SOON
THE LATEST ON REY MYSTERIO
All of these topics plus calls, tweets, questions and more
Sports Talk 920 is a brash, uncalled for radio show. The only radio show with hosts that have been reported to the police for a NASCAR debate that got too loud! We talk all main stream sports, in this one-of-a-kind basement-hosted radio show! In this weeks episode Goody and Rudy will talk the latest in the NFL, NCAA Football, the NASCAR Chase and how it's going for them, and of course the World Series! Feel free to give a call and be a part of the show!
In the first of three special podcasts for 3 weeks of Sleepy Halloween, join me as we take a look at the season thus far and dissect my favorite episode this season, "Weeping Lady". There were so many swoon-worthy moments, incredible special affects and character development during this episode, also joining me is Chief Director of TV Juriste, Terri James and head of the "Thank Sleepy Sponsors" campaign Barbara (aka) @bamster37.
We'll also take a look at what fans thought of the episode and of course, I have a plethora of theories as we edge closer to the mid-season finale!
An emerging music pioneer of the new D-town (Dallas) sound is producer/artist Fat Pimp. Mr. Rack Daddy was born in Houston but later relocating to Duncanville, a suburb of Dallas. Fat Pimp, given his moniker by a high school classmate, began developing his love for music first as a producer, but he was known for his impromptu free style sessions at lunch. While attending college at Texas Southern University (TSU), Fat honed his skills as a producer and his first hit was born. "Rack Daddy" spread like a virus through youtube and the south and Fat Pimp has been cranking out hits ever since! His latest records are club friendly records titled "Roll Me Up" and new Single "Left Right". Like all of Fat's singles, DJs have been running it back in the club multiple times a night, and radio has begun to take notice. "Left Right" has already impacted the radio everywhere from Dallas throughout the southern region so far. Fat Pimp and his team just released another new mixtape titled "Badd As I Wanna Be 3" exclusively featured by LiveMixTapes.com, that is just as infectious as all of his records itself. Fat Pimp is constantly on the road and will be bringing all of his club hits to a city near you, so stay tuned!
I will be talking Dallas Cowboys (unfortunately) and Texas Longhorns football with my college homie and Cowboys/Longhorns fan/elitist Spencer Earl. Among the topics to be discussed:
1) Why are the Cowboys so fucking good so far?
2) Is Jerry Jones still pulling the strings?
3) Scott Linehan as OC was a great hire.
4) Can DeMarco Murray hold up while having all those carries?
5) The new DC was another great hire.
6) What is going on at the Univ of Texas?
7) Will they give Charlie Strong a chance to succeed?
8) Is the state now all about Texas A&M (gasp!)?
9) Will Texas allow another Big 12 expansion?
The Silver Screen Rollcast hits with Episode 2, wrapping up the 2014-2015 Los Angeles Lakers preseason.
We'll be winding down training camp with news and thoughts on all things purple and gold, including the team's performance thus far, how this should affect the upcoming season and what the team's primary rotations should look like. We'll also talk a little bit about Kobe Bean Bryant and Henry Abbott's article on him this week.
Join Ben Rosales, Tom Fehr and Blake (The Great Mambino) for the Silver Screen & Rollcast at 6pm PT/9pm ET tonight!