A Taste of Seoul

Seoul is a city of the future. The streets are alive with flashing signs, colored lights, and all kinds of oddities. On the way to the hostel I spotted a large, hexagonal cocoon, about the size of a camper or a small bus, in the median between two streets. Lights flashed from inside, and as … Continue reading A Taste of Seoul


Where to go From Here?

Part of what makes me write is staying on the move. I feel driven to write when I’m in strange places, taking in new sights, sounds, and smells. My writing tends to stagnate when I stay in the same zip code for too long. Something gets lost in the monotony of routine. The urgency of … Continue reading Where to go From Here?

Cats On Ice

Consider survival traits: toughness, quickness, stealthy-ness, etc. The last one we usually consider is cuteness. Cuteness may only work on humans, but it has the strange, inexplicable effect of making us docile, subservient even. You might imagine that you’re in control, because your pet is, well, your pet, and you, refer to yourself as “owner” or “master.” … Continue reading Cats On Ice


Most of you don't realize this, but there is a sacred bond between chopsticks. and their owners. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve used plenty of chop sticks, at plenty of restaurants, and that’s just not true.” Pah! You’ve only had imitation chopsticks, the disposable kind made of balsa wood, or some other cheap and mass … Continue reading Chopsticks