Via a reader tip I was a bit surprised to see that another K-blogger has unfortunately passed away:
I just got word that a long-time, low-key fixture in the K-blogosphere has passed away. Joseph Steinberg, formerly of Pusan and perhaps better known as Hume’s Bastard to those at The Marmot’s Hole, died this weekend in Texas. [Monster Island]
You can read more from Kushibo about Joseph at the link, but I never had the chance to meet Joseph like Kushibo did. Joseph would occasionally leave comments here on the site from pretty much the first year this blog began all the way back in 2004. He also ran various blogs himself and went first by the monicker “Infidel” and later “Hume’s Bastard”. He also would occasionally send me e-mails and I found out he was a former Military Intelligence analyst that was trained as a Korean linguist who eventually began to teach ESL in Busan after getting out. He was a hardcore liberal, but very smart and probably took things too seriously but was a good guy none the less. So condolences to his wife and family for their loss.