Archive for the ‘reflection’ Category

Just like anywhere else you’d call home, where life is molded by duty and sculpted by habit, life in Korea doesn’t vary a whole lot from day to day. There are the whirlwind weekends in Seoul, the trips out of town to visit friends, the holidays abroad to explore Asia. But more often than not, […]


COUNTRIES TRAVELED TO: 4 CITIES IN KOREA VISITED: 13 MOUNTAINS CLIMBED: 3 BOOKS READ: 14 PICTURES TAKEN: 3,774 TRULY GOOD FRIENDS MADE: 5 APARTMENTS LIVED IN: 3 SONGS DOWNLOADED: 933 EMAILS SENT: 278 SCHOOLS OR ACADEMIES WORKED FULL OR PARTTIME AT: 4 IN-THEATER MOVIES SEEN: 9 BLOG POSTS WRITTEN: 38 PLANS TO ATTEND LAW SCHOOL […]


oh october!

08Oct09

October is here, and with it the feeling that autumn has officially arrived! Although the weather in Korea is not as cool and crisp as what you might find in Wisconsin at this time of the year, it’s beautiful outside — bright and breezy during the day and a little┬ábit brisk at night, with a […]


my home

04Sep09

After a flash of a week at home in Wisconsin, I’m back in Suwon, Korea. Suwon, my home away from home — or maybe my actual home, my new home, my adopted home — I’m never quite certain. These sorts of distinctions grow more and more blurred, and perhaps less and less important, by the […]


rewind

19Mar09

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 […]


alive and well

13Mar09

In recent weeks I’ve gotten quite a few messages inquiring whether I am still alive and well, or, at the very least, alive. Well, despite my rather conspicuous absence from the blogosphere, I am indeed alive. And I am well, too. Very, very well! So, no, I did not get quarantined and detained in Thailand. […]


Today, January 21, is my birthday. According to the American custom to which I’ve adhered nearly all my life, I’m turning 23. But in Korean years, which count the infant’s nine months in the womb, I’m turning 24. Either way I look at it, though, I’m happy to be celebrating another of my life’s birthdays […]


I know. I know. I’ve fallen into a blogging rut. It seems that once I miss a few days of posting, it’s all too easy to put it off another few days and another few days until, suddenly, a half month has passed me by, undocumented and with nothing to show for it. And, it’s […]