Archive for the ‘company’ Category

Like last year’s Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s in Korea, this year’s holiday season made me feel a little (a lot) lonesome for family and friends, and a little (a lot) sentimental about the end of another year of my life. And just like last year, I did my best to make the most of […]



Time speeds along in Korea with more velocity than I’d ever known back at home. It seems I end one week with a slow exhale, and by the time I’m ready to take my next breath, the next week has already come and gone. The days in Korea fade far faster, while the nights in […]

Only ONE day remains. And I couldn’t be more thrilled. Because in recent days I’ve come to realize: Just because I won’t be receiving all that many gifts this year doesn’t mean I can’t give them out. And, truly, though it sounds rather trite, the gratitude that’s offered in exchange is like a present in and […]

I have a confession to make: I’ve become a Now Bar regular. I came to this realization Thursday night when I stopped in to grab a few drinks with a friend and Mrs. C., the owner, knew my order without even asking me. Before I could open my mouth, she was reaching for a mug […]

With no turkeys in sight and my family halfway around the world, Thanksgiving was a pretty glum day for me. But I did manage to celebrate the holiday in my own way. It involved good food and good friends, so in the end I suppose I could have been a whole lot worse off. After work […]



People from home have been asking me to tell them about who I spend my days and nights with here in Korea. And it occurred to me that I should make more of an effort to do this, to connect old friends with new friends, even if only in my stories and in my thoughts.  […]