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SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | Views [548]

it's been almost a month since i returned from my two month vacation in europe.  i've been kept busy with moving into a new apartment and with missions into the mountains for climbing with friends.  i can't really fall back on that as an excuse for ... Read more >

the ropes in rodellar

SPAIN | Saturday, 29 Aug 2009 | Views [439] | Comments [1]

the sun bakes my arms as i sit in front of the laptop.  roland's mac.  like my own, it's battery is fried and dies in less then ten minutes when it's not plugged in.  with the refugio closed until 6, i sit outside attempting to squeeze some productivity ... Read more >

sokcho to vienna

AUSTRIA | Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Views [437]

after 5 hours of bus rides, almost 20 hours on planes and a 6 hours on  trains from munich, i arrived in vienna on aug 1st, 9:20pm.  nino, my austrian friend whom i'd met in thailand, was there to greet me.  much the same as i remember; one long dread ... Read more >


SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | Views [431]

a stomach bug i picked up last week had me incapacitated during my last weekend in sokcho for a good few weeks.  though i didn't enjoy being bedridden for over 48 hours, at least i wasn't blowing a wad of cash on a final hurrah before leaving.  which ... Read more >


SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | Views [403]

a tiger in waiting.  still, but for a slow and steady sway of its tail.  a flick of an ear.  the motions.  but the this tiger lays poised on the verge of action.  ready to pounce.  ready to throw off it's lethargy in search of a glorious feast.  its ... Read more >

languid lethargy

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [567]

i've been languidly lounging in a lethargic lot as of late.  and not just with keeping this little blog thing up to date with the going ons of my life.  i haven't been climbing as much as i need to be to feel sane.  the last few weeks was full of social ... Read more >

the end is the beginning is the end

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 7 May 2009 | Views [499]

life is a parable of itself.  a lesson to not take anything it does too seriously.  it will all fall into itself in the end.  the problem being that too often we misread its morals and paint ourselves in various shades of morality.  we point our fingers ... Read more >


SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | Views [468]

i just watched a video that a friend of mine suggested i check out featuring a veteran rock climber speaking on ted talks about the 9 lessons he's gleaned from climbing over his climbing career ( childs ).  i don't agree with everything he says and ... Read more >

to be where there's life

SOUTH KOREA | Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | Views [452]

climbing.  food poisoning,  a visit from friends from afar.  an oasis concert.  a few of the things that have been occupying my time. though the seasons have been yo-yoing between winter and spring here, it finally looks as if the warmth is here to ... Read more >

the last waltz

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 28 Mar 2009 | Views [424] | Comments [1]

one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite movies.  "the last waltz" from the korean film 'old boy' performed by jung sung ha, a 13 year old korean guitar prodigy.  matt, this post is almost solely for you.  ;) http://www.youtube.... Read more >


SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | Views [402]

contentment.  is that my excuse?  laziness?...  this isn't the first post i've written delving into why i neglect this blog.  i can never really pin it down.  it's not as if i don't have anything to write.  i've been active with the onset of spring ... Read more >


SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 8 Mar 2009 | Views [541] | Comments [1]

with my internet connection mysteriously gone for over a week, i came to an important realization:  i don't like the internet.  now that seems absurd even to myself.  i see the internet as a useful tool for easy to find information.  a means of creative ... Read more >

a work in progress

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | Views [501] | Comments [1]

the smell of rain soothes my tired mind.  the scent brings me back to the spring days of my childhood.  an innocent boy with innocent thoughts.  hard to relate to that kid i once was.  yet it remains some small slice of this person i've become.  a fumbling ... Read more >

mediation meditation

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | Views [505]

january trips over itself and falls into february.  it picks itself up and dizzily attempts to get its bearings.  the temps have been mild enough lately to convince me that spring has arrived.  i wore naught but a t-shirt and thin fleece this weekend ... Read more >

the new year

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | Views [713] | Comments [1]

it has been almost a full month since i last posted.  the last time i wrote was about the time jason left.  which was also the about the time when i relocated into what was jason's apartment.  i remained internetless until a few days ago.   so here ... Read more >

winter quietus

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Views [475]

with the coming winter, sokcho is settling into change once more.  as the countryside exhales it's last breath for year, so too the town shrinks.  a few of my close friends have moved on. one of the harder aspects of the teaching abroad lifestyle.  but ... Read more >

the jaunt

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Views [494]

my footsteps are heavy on the newly lain sidewalk.  a patchwork of maroon and faded banana coloured bricks.  the air is crisp.  a breeze mingles the chill from the not-too distant mountains of seorak with the not-too distant salt spray from the sea of ... Read more >

seoul jaunt and the subtle frost

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | Views [545]

i was up at 5 am this morning.  showered in my cold apartment.  sipped half a cup of coffee before heading out the door into the freezing darkness of what felt to be the first morn of winter.  caught a bus to seoul at 6.  arrived just before 9.  made ... Read more >


SOUTH KOREA | Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | Views [482]

ulsanbawi towers overhead, bathed in a golden light and a shiver runs up my spine.  an impressive piece of stone, this rock has inspired healthy doses of fear in me on more than a few occasions.  i recall mornings before work, running up the steep hour ... Read more >

forays in the darkroom

SOUTH KOREA | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | Views [559]

it's always a very stimulating time to be immersed in a group of strangers. that first impression, a flashbulb of insight. then, with each word spoken and gesture made, with each reaction to a thought or joke cracked, a more refined image begins to ... Read more >

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