The Media and Our View of the World

The media is a really beautiful thing.  TV news reports, magazines and papers allow us to understand events transpiring in every country, despite our current location.  One glance at BBC’s…

How to Holiday Overseas

Sorry Anglophiles, this post is not about vacationing in a different country, but how to celebrate your cultural traditions while abroad.  This year has brought about a lot of changes…

Milestones- Breaking Wind and Breaking Through

The most obvious milestone in my life occurred just weeks ago, when I moved to South Korea armed with a Lonely Planet guide, Korean-English dictionary, and no friends within 6,000…

Visiting (not) Thoreau’s Walden.

Visiting Walden Pond, where the famous American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau wrote his treatise Walden, or Life in the Woods—especially on a hot, sunny Saturday morning in early summer—is about…