A Season in Korea

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In early 2001, I escaped Oregon for what I thought would be a year in South Korea. One year ended up being collapsed into three short but colorful months I captured in my letters back home.


  1. critters and crayons
    October 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    hmmm….I might have to read this! I graduated from high school in the ROK and went to Sogang University for a semester of study abroad. Also spent 10 years there- did I mention I’m half-Korean? 🙂 I think your letters sound very interesting-

    • October 10, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      It’s funny, but I ended up having this edited and publishing them purely as an indication that they could expect more from me down the road. And wouldn’t you know? A Season in Korea: LfSK has far outsold the others. :p It’s no masterpiece, but I hope it’s of any use to folks considering whether to go there to live/teach for a time!

      Which ten years did you spend there? Have you written about this (or the semester abroad) anywhere publicly accessible? I’d love to read about your experiences.

  2. October 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    not at all- I’m new to creative writing- within the last year and a half after years of technical and strategic writing. I do plan to write some about the humorous aspects of living abroad in Europe and Korea….(for instance, one person’s drinking water in a small steel bowl is another person’s finger bowl- learned empirically)…..so nothing for you to read yet, but I will be sure to forward when I do- I spent 2 to 3 years at intervals from the time I was born until I graduated from H.S. in Seoul in 1993 then studied at Sogang University for a semester in 1995. Will be in touch about your book- I’m currently drowning in tasks- so much so that I’m taking my own blogging down to weekly to try to regain my breath. 🙂

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