This is what I have decided to call my “general life blog”, as a way to distinguish it from all of my other, more subject-specific, blogs.  I may discuss things over here that I also discuss on my other blogs, but in general, I would like to avoid cross-posting.  Topics that you may see discussed here are:

  • Reenacting
  • Politics
  • Life
  • Movies and TV Shows
  • History
  • Books

There will be many others as well, but those are just a few.  This is my space to talk about whatever I feel like writing about at the time.  It is also the space that I would like to use to reveal a bit more of myself than I usually do over on my livejournal.  This space is simultaneously more public and yet more private than my LJ, which has many, many long-term readers, so I am more comfortable revealing more here, in a way, and I feel it has more purpose, since it is public.

Anyway.  I’ll probably write more here later.


4 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 Very Concerned Dad
    September 22, 2008 at 5:58 pm


    My Son is contracting to teaching at Global English Academy on Jindo Island. Would you by any chance know much about this school and where it is located?

    I’m very concerned about my son and I would appreciate any information you can provide about Global English Academy.

    I’ve enjoyed reading about all your adventures and I truly wish and hope the best for you.

    Worried Dad

  2. September 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Well, it’s in Jindo Eup, which is the main town. There are only a couple hagwons in Jindo, and none are anywhere but the main town. There are about 20,000 people in town. We have a small grocery store and a bowling alley, and some shops, but that’s about it. If your son is not used to living in an isolated, rural area, he really might want to reconsider his choice of location. The nearest place that approximates a city is Mokpo, which is an hour away with no traffic, and there are only 5 foreigners on the entire island. But, if he’s looking for a quiet life, it’s the place to be. I used to work on a farm, and so I love it here.

    I don’t know anything about that hagwon, sadly, but there is always quite a bit of risk with those, as hagwons tend to be a bit shady and bad about pay. I believe the public middle schools on the island are recruiting though, and those are a far better bet. Shane at Canadian Connections is the primary recruiter for the island and can tell you more about them.

    Your best bet for reading about Jindo is actually my Korea blog:

    If you would like me to talk to your son about this location, just put me in contact with him.

  3. October 21, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Thanks. How’d you find it?

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