Friday night and into deepest, darkest Saturday morning, I experienced one of the most beautiful adventures of my life, testing myself, my strength and ability to function on very little sleep, all while making several new friends. And, it almost didn’t happen because I stayed out late the night before, all because of a chick.… Read More Life is So Cool: All-Night Hiking on Yeong-do
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a poem about whether it was possible or not to keep finding love in a situation like teaching for a year in South Korea, only to need to either shit or get off the pot during that time. Mixing metaphors like that isn’t always effective, but hopefully you get… Read More Single and Awkward in South Korea Seeks Same
I have made a pledge To write on every day Damn your Haiku rules I’m adding another line.
The Man on the Bus Sits His head in his hands Quiet, he does not say a word As No. 15 performs a California Stop Why doesn’t it just run the red light like everyone else in Korea? Suddenly, he pulls out his face leans back from his crouch, Blinking two narrow slits, barely enough for… Read More The Man on the Bus Sits
Last night, I took the small No. 15 bus from the main road near my school to the stop closest my apartment, near the Abientot bakery, by the 24-hour restaurant I’ve bought the cheapest kimbap from (but, to be honest, the place near my school selling them for 800 won more is better. More guts,… Read More The Law of ‘Different Returns,’ or, Get on the Bus, Gus (John)
And, I will walk 500 more, as long as this $17 pair of slip-ons I bought at Target before I came here hold out. Thanks to my friends Sam, Jenna and Hye ri for coming out with me to Geumyeonsan on Sunday as a kind of observed birthday event. It’s always good to be able… Read More I Will Walk 500km
How can the heart commit For one year? How can you restart the engine every 12 to 18 months? When do you stop the car, will it be on the road or in the garage, under covers under the covers on this side of the world or the next? How long can the heart keep… Read More On hearts