It’s about noon at the Dunphy house on the east coast of the USA, in sunny but chilly Middletown, New Jersey. Dad just put a small sausage pizza in his NuWave countertop oven and I am writing a blog about it. The pizza from ShopRite was 50% off, which means it will be even more… Read More Viewing 2015 Through the Lens of 2014
I mourn the end of an era. Not in South Korea, although an ending is coming soon (I am coming back for a second year and should write about all that is happening, but that is for another post) when my job in Dadaepo, Busan, finishes and my school turns the sole remaining foreign teacher… Read More The Death of Patch and Why Coming to Korea Was Always a Good Idea
This post, from August 2009, sums up how I am feeling tonight, at a point in this new adventure where I can begin to use hours instead of days to countdown: No matter how hard you try, you won’t get to see everyone, do everything and be everywhere you want to be before you leave.… Read More Why Repeat Myself?
Matt, far left, has been one of my closest friends since 1994. And, for something like 8 years, he has taught in Myanmar, Taiwan and, most recently, The Congo. That first and third one are particularly noteworthy, considering the isolation and unknown nature of them. I think it’s pretty inspiring, especially since I am now… Read More It’s Neat Having International Friends
In a way not (at least, not by perception) shared by Chinese and Japanese cuisine, a good, authentic Korean meal can be found at your local Korean restaurant in the good ole’ U.S. of A. … provided there is one. Unlike Japanese sushi restaurants, which seems to get squeezed into any damn business (there is… Read More JPD Eats ROK in the USA