In my professional career as an engineer and a professor, I published 40 tecnical papers including the textbook, Electromechanical Motion Devices, Prentice Hall, 1998. I was the inventor or a coinventor of over 40 inventions that were either filed for the U.S.Patents or published in the IBM Invention Disclosure Bulletin.
With all my technical writings and inventions, I consider Shattered by the Wars to be the most important work of my life because it has been most dear to my heart that has yearned for peace in the world since my child. I grew up in a very happy family in Korea. Then the wars came: WWII and the Korean War. As mentioned in my introduction to Shattered by the Wars, through those wars I lost my father and two brothers, and the life of my happy family turned into years of nightmare, all because of those unnecssary wars caused by the power hungry dictators whose goal was to conquer regardless what would happen to those millions of innocent, happy familes. So in my teens, I was determined to share the story of my family in the hope that the readers would seek harmony at home and peace in the world.
I started to write Shattered by the Wars before 1984. It was not an easy task to write the story as an engineer and a Korean whose English was his second language. But my childhood determination and my inborn persistence helped me to finish writing the story this year, 2013. The readers’ responses have been positive, and I am glad that Inspiring Voices of Guidepost magazine is going to publish it before the year end, 2013.