Not Seoul

Not From a Helicopter

Not From a Helicopter

Last Friday I left my apartment in the dark hours of the early morning to take a bus to the southwestern corner of Korea to scout the location of the show I will be producing in the spring. The scout was supposed to include a helicopter tour of the area, yet true to my theory that […]


Adventuring

Adventuring

Ganghwa Island, just 90 minutes and 4,200 Won west of my front door, is a lush and quiet landscape of rice paddies, verdant mountains, Buddhist temples and mud flats on Korea’s western shore. The island lies just at the edge of the North Korean border and has a long history of blah blah blah invading […]


Into the Presence of Still Water

Into the Presence of Still Water

Two months before I moved to Austin, I stopped through the city on my way back to Massachusetts from California. I took a small room at the Hotel San Jose on South Congress, where I drank cold beer on the patio, stuck daisies in my hair and listened to Toni Price sing her heart out […]


To the East Sea

To the East Sea

Since returning to Korea, I’ve been averaging about two new words a month. Considering my Very Demanding New Job and the amount of space in my brain that is occupied with an unnecessary amount of information about consumer electronics, this is an amazing feat. I’ve learned turn left, turn right, I understand, an extra shot […]


The Beach

The Beach

This week we are on school holiday to celebrate Korean Thanksgiving or Chuseok, and Monday I travelled out to the west coast with my friend Susan to visit Eulwangni Beach. It was a perfect blue-sky sunny day and fated to be even better, as by 1pm I already had one man buy me beer & […]


Swimming in the Sea of Japan

Swimming in the Sea of Japan

Dear Diary, This weekend me and my friend Ann went to the beach. We rode on a bus all the way from Seoul!!! It took three-something hours. The bus had really comfortable seats with adjustable foot rests and a TV with really weird Korean game shows. It was called the Excellent Bus and it was […]