Good Morning Baltimore

Tomorrow I’ll say one last good morning to Baltimore and then it will be goodbye. Vacation is over. On this trip home, my third since moving to Korea, I’ve realized more than ever that America and Maryland and Baltimore really aren’t my “home” anymore. (Living out of a suitcase in a room without a ceiling light helps you […]

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Longest Week of My Life

I will be America-bound in 3 days!!!  Woohoo!!! Time always moves slower when you have something amazing to look forward to. Not only will I get to see my fantabulous family, finally watch Frozen with my little siblings, eat home-cooked food, attend my little sisters’ baptism, and eat crabs–someone better order a big load of Old-Bay-spiced crabs […]

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48 Hours in Seoul

I think I’ve finally recovered enough from my brother’s visit (and my own brief visit to Seoul), to be able to reflect back and recognize what an epic time it was. There were some losses, including sleep, my laptop (though that technically happened just prior to the start of the visit), and my razor (which […]

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On the Day of a Thunderstorm

My beloved MacBook Pro got taken out by a wild thunderstorm on Friday. I came home to find it sitting on my floor in a puddle of dirty water and immediately started to cry. Just kidding. But it did rather effectively kill the adrenaline high I had been on anticipating my brother’s imminent arrival to Korea. […]

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My Brother is Coming to Korea!!!

Can’t believe that this very Friday, my little brother is visiting me in Busan! To celebrate this momentous occasion, this blog post is dedicated to my brother. On the off chance he actually reads this, I’m only going to say nice things. Just kidding. (Not kidding.) What can I say about my brother? Well, first of […]

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Training

Right now my students are busy doing a massive word search I created the other day. Lots of short words hidden in huge box of random letters. Some of them are starting to grow restless and give up, but others are determined to finish…

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Summer Has Arrived!

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I went running this morning and almost died. It felt great in the moment, because although the sun was a little hot, there was nice breeze coming off the ocean and the running path was much less crowded than usual. I could also tell my endurance had improved, which made me happy. But after I […]

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Home for Christmas

This is my first time being home for Christmas in three years. It’s rather nice. Listening to my little siblings read Advent excerpts, watching the packages from Amazon pile up by the front door, driving by houses sparkling with lights, feeling the anticipation in the air. I used to resist the Christmas hype fiercely and […]

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