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Read the ramblings of a middle-aged American teacher, writer and soccer coach teaching English in Seoul, South Korea since August, 2008. Expect entries on education, lesson planning, politics, soccer, food, culture ... and travel
Laos, 2017: Food
2017-03-19 14:04
The Mekong River originates in China, runs through the middle of Laos, then along the border of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, through the middle of Cambodia, and finally enters the South Chin… Read More
Laos, 2017: Bamboo Tree Cooking Class
2017-03-18 14:53
I did a cooking class today [Dec. 31, 2016] at Bamboo Tree which began at 9:00, with 14 students. The first two hours involved signing in, waiting then traveling across town to the large we… Read More
Laos, 2017: Temples
2017-03-15 12:45
Temples, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, whatever, are usually beautiful examples of human craftmanship. They are also a window into humans' ability to deceive themselves. Case in point, "That… Read More
Laos, 2017: Luang Prabang
2017-03-14 15:51
My Laos trip coincided with the Christmas and New Year holiday. In my last post, I mentioned the grueling trip north from Vientiane, but my arrival in Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of L… Read More
Laos, 2017: Vientiane
2017-03-14 13:32
Taxi from the airport was 57,000 Kip, about 7 USD. Immediately prior to that, though, I made the stupidest mistake I've ever made in my travels. I made sure to count my money at the currenc… Read More
New Apartment In Deungchon-dong
2017-03-05 10:22
I stayed in my old apartment--room--for six months, which is four months too long. Though I liked the school and the colleagues, and felt very welcome there, there was virtually nothing I l… Read More
Tanner Brown Goes Downtown (again)
2017-01-18 12:19
Downtown was in town this weekend on a visa run. We met up in Itaewon for a late lunch and a brief pub crawl before making our way to Bongcheon for lamb and makgeolli, and then a taxi ride… Read More
Seasonal Stuff
2016-11-27 14:21
It snowed yesterday, the first snow of the season--at first some flurries, then later with greater volume. It didn't stick, but it did slush a bit. This is the view from my window: The snow… Read More
Who Is Stronger?
2016-11-09 14:37
Despite whatever has happened in the last day (about which, let me just say, we will some day become greater than this), I am determined to carry on. Along the lines of my last post--a look… Read More
What A Nice House!
2016-11-03 09:52
Sadly, not my new apartment, though hopefully there will be some movement on that issue soon. No, that is the name of the current unit in fifth grade, and gave me a chance to show my creati… Read More

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