Archive | Personal RSS feed for this section

First day of classes

Not really, because my two freshmen classes were cancelled today, so instead of having to traipse over to the university this morning and afternoon, I am still on vacation for one more day. Fine with me. It’s a good day to stay in bed a little longer (though I was up at 7:30 to call […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

And then it’s February

What happened to January?  Four weeks ago the year was just beginning and I was in Vientiane with On and now, it’s the first of February already.  Came back to Korea, taught a two-week teacher’s training camp, followed by a one-week government children’s language camp, extended my sojourn status, and then it’s the end of […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Another week; another schedule change

That’s right my schedule changes again. For those of you keeping score at home this is the third time my schedule has changed the past three weeks. First it was a teacher’s training camp for two weeks, followed by a government children’s camp for a week. Now it’s a conversation class.Well, at least it’s going […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

When West meets East and Vice-Versa

Sitting here at my desk with my second cup of instant coffee this morning. Just looking out the window and watching the snow coming down. In the distance the mountains are shrouded in a veil of falling snow and low-lying clouds. Another cold, damp, rainy/snowy, gray day in Daejeon. Actually, I love these kinds of […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Gee, I wish I didn’t look like a middle-aged Danny Partridge in this photo

There are good photos and then there are bad photos. And then there are some that are just too painful to look at.  Take for example this photo of Drew Carey and myself taken back in 2002 when Drew was in Seoul as part of a USO tour (along with Wayne Newton and Bo Derek) […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

8:25 Monday Morning

Sitting here at my desk, cup of coffee in hand trying to wake up. Trying to function. Another week in front of me. Outside it’s snowing—not much but just enough to add a bit of wintry charm to this morning; just enough to tug on the old heartstrings of helpless romantics (like myself) who love […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Gee, I wish I didn’t look like a middle-aged Danny Partridge in this photo

There are good photos and then there are bad photos. And then there are some that are just too painful to look at. Take for example this photo of Drew Carey and myself taken back in 2002 when Drew was in Seoul as part of a USO tour (along with Wayne Newton and Bo Derek) […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Beating the winter blahs (part 2) and everything else

As expected, another quiet weekend here in Daejeon.   Then again, every weekend in Daejeon has been a quiet one since I arrived here almost a year ago. Just a few more weeks and it will be one year here. A year ago at this time I was back in the States getting ready to come […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Beating the winter blahs (part 2) and everything else

As expected, another quiet weekend here in Daejeon. Then again, every weekend in Daejeon has been a quiet one since I arrived here almost a year ago. Just a few more weeks and it will be one year here. A year ago at this time I was back in the States getting ready to come […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Two full weeks into 2008…

have come and gone and it’s another quiet Friday night in Daejeon. Riding out this “winter intersession” as it is called here. What it means is that you have to teach all sorts of classes. It is a kind of a pain in the butt because you can’t really settle into a routine because some […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →