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A Year of Living Positively-Day 205

The online Korean class never happened last night. It turns out that it was never confirmed for that day and time. I checked with a tutor and she said she had not been notified by the head teacher. 

There being no class after all, I sat back and suddenly felt wiped out. I think the biggest factor for the exhaustion was the many hours of intense concentration on studying over two days. As beat as I felt, though, did not sleep much because I was bothered by two mosqitoes for much of the night, although their bites did not have much oomph to them. My skin bears no marks from their bites. Okay, I'll admit that the other reason for the lack of sleep was my attempts at catching the live broadcast of the big World Cup soccer match between Germany and Brazil since I was awake in the wee hours of the morn. I failed to catch it, though, and there were few signs of either the preambles or debriefings. My curiosity drove me to keep flipping channels and checking the news reports. It seems that Germany won, upsetting the Brazilian team's apple cart with a big crash causing much muted and sober reflection, but I only discovered that much later in the morning. I fell back to sleep, fortunately, until nearly nine o'clock.

I did not think I would have much in the tank for my work out today. I thought I would have to cut it down, but I did not. I was up for my full routine. I even did a little jogging on the treadmill.

Before I went out for the workout, I set up some event pages for S' talks on nuclear energy. He will come to my city after the trip to Japan and meet me at the pub that has agreed to co-host the discussion. I got a little descriptive blurb from S and used it for the event pages. I passed it on to the pub manager, too.

Here's the blurb, since it is a public event.

The Trouble with Nuclear Power

Stephen Comley is from Massachusetts. Arising from his concerns for residents near the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, he has been advocating reforms to the nuclear power industry in the USA for some 28 years. In that time, he has formed a non-profit whistle-blower organization (WTP) to protect expert informants. WTP investigations have been covered by Time and CNN. Stephen will arrive to Busan following his short tour to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Please come and join us in a passionate discussion of problems posed by nuclear power.

Posting these events reminded me of a 60's peace song by Bobby Darin, "A Simple Song of Freedom". 

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

Hey there, Mister Black Man can you hear me?
I don't want your diamonds or your game
I just want to be, someone known to you as me
and I will bet my life you want the same

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

Seven hundred million are you listening?
Most of what you read is made of lies
But speaking one to one, ain't it everybody's sun
To wake to in the morning when we rise?

So come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

Brother Solzhenitsyn are you busy?
If not would you drop a friend a line?
Tell me if the man, who is plowing up your land
has got the war machine upon his mind

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
That we, the people here, don't want a war

Now no doubt some folks enjoy doin' battle
Like presidents, prime ministers and kings
So let's build them shelves where they can fight among themselves
and leave the people be who like to sing

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
That we the people here, don't want a war

Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
That we the people here, don't want a war

Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom!

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