Living in America

Spending the 4th Abroad: Careful with the Fireworks

July 4, 2011
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Spending the 4th Abroad: Careful with the Fireworks

It’s the 4th of July today, an American holiday celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Rather, the draft of the Declaration was signed on July 2nd, but the parchment which now sits on display in Washington DC is the transcribed copy we now consider the cornerstone of American history. In any case,...
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Foreign Concepts

June 29, 2011
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Foreign Concepts

This one is fresh from Korea. I just finished up two adult classes. As is often the case with these 6:30 AM ones, many students don’t show up. I got four for the beginner class, but only one for the advanced. Since I knew this student to be a fairly competent speaker, I decided...
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“Here’s to Another Year”

May 28, 2011
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Let me first state for the record: no, I have NOT renewed my contract for another year. As of today, it will end on October 7th, 2011, and I plan to keep it that way. But I have been thinking. Simon and Martina of Eat Your Kimchi have just celebrated their third year in...
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My Thoughts on the New TSA Regulations

November 16, 2010
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I was tempted to title this entry “Don’t Touch My Junk”, but decided that’s been overdone. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), under the US Department of Homeland Security, has recently implement new security procedures for travelers flying into the United States: All travelers are required to submit to a full-body scan. If you refuse...
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Domestic Travel and Being Me

June 8, 2010
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Domestic Travel and Being Me

Long time no read, everyone. Entirely my fault. I guess I just tried to do too many things at once, and ended up doing nothing at all. My travel convention job turned out to be run by a downright evil shell of a human being, and since then, I’ve been struggling with freelance jobs,...
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