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Today’s weather in Yeosu felt a lot like early autumn in Montana. The wind was blustery, threatening to strip the trees of their early fall foliage, there was a slight chill in the air and a wan sun competed with a slightly overcast sky. Still, that hasn’t’ stopped the last day of a 3-day student festival at the university. Various student departments (majors) and clubs have set up tents on one of the main open areas on campus, where they’ve been selling food, beer, and soju (the unofficial Korean national drink) from 6 p.m. to the wee hours of the mornin’. There are also various arts and crafts exhibitions, and one of my classes has a caricaturist, one of the students, drawing interesting portraits (for a price, but cheap = $3) of customers. He did a decently humorous job on me and I’ll try to take a photo of the final “work of art” and post it here soon. All in all, it’s been a very good time.

Yes, I’ve been keeping up with the developments in the U.S. about the economy and the campaigns. I won’t post my thoughts here about them–it’s not worth the heartache that might ensue–but those of you who know me know where I probably stand.

But the bigger news is that the Yanks won’t make the playoffs this year for the first time in eons. Well, in the immortal words of the late, lamented BROOKLYN Dodgers–Da Bums. No, no, that’s not right. The correct quote should be “Money can’t buy me love.” (If you actually click on the link and watch the video, I’m not really sayin’ that the Fab Four’s antics remind me of the way the Yanks played this past season.)

Finally, to all my Muslim friends–I hope you’ve had a blessed Ramadan, Insha’Allah. More later. (Insha’Allah)