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You know you’re getting old when…

Okay, let’s stay with this age schtick for a little more fun and hopefully not at the expense of sounding too old.Last year I was in this popular rock and roll bar in Seoul with some of my former colleagues and we made a few song requests including “Who Are You” by The Who. As […]

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Shit, I’m 50

The other night, my good friend and former FLI colleague Ken Sherman informed me—while I was enjoying a Ranchero Grande Chicken Burrito at the Oasis Restaurant in the Dragon Hill Lodge on the Yongsan military post—that I am now 50 years old.I nearly choked on that burrito I had been feverishly devouring up to that […]

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57 minutes to Seoul

So, it’s only a five-minute taxi ride to Daejeon Station (I could have walked it) and then it’s only 57 minutes to Seoul on the KTX.It’s quicker for me to go to Seoul from Daejeon then it would be for me to travel from say Shinchon in Seoul (where I used to live) to Kangnam […]

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Road trip to Seoul

There’s still a little more travelling left before the extended holiday and vacation I’ve been on since last September ends next week.It’s a little strange to think of a road trip to Seoul–after having lived there for almost 16 years–and only being about an hour away by the KTX (Korea’s high-speed train), but that’s what […]

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And speaking of a new home…

Well, it doesn’t look like too much from the outside (and the inside leaves a bit to be desired), but this is home for the next year in Daejeon.It is a few notches down the housing quality of life scale—from the penthouse-like dormitory/apartment accommodations I had when I was at FLI—and in many ways reminds […]

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