I’m a nomadic photojournalist-hopeful, currently teaching English on a small, mountainous island on the southwestern-most tip of South Korea. I have a bit of a problem with feeling like I was born at the wrong point in history, which I remedy by spending my spare time as a historical reenactor. I’m a bit of an adventurer, and I have a penchant for tallship sailing, flying planes, and traveling the world alone.

I’m always planning something, with one foot already out the door. I’m generally hard to tie down and prone to sudden shifts of interests and location. I’m a contemplative Quaker on the more traditional end of the spectrum. I’m a voracious reader to whom nothing is too boring to learn, with a propensity for spontaneous roadtrips to other parts of the country. I am very much in love with a wonderful Frenchman with whom I share a dream of living in rural Vermont or Pennsylvania, and we both have a fondness for shooting antiquated firearms and sewing 250 year old clothing. I live a relatively simple lifestyle (no cell phone, no dryer, no dishwasher, no car, no tv) by choice, and try to roll with life’s punches as much as possible.

I’m an opinionated yet respectful liberal, a loquacious Quaker, an obsessive social-networker, an internet junkie of the most addicted sort, and most of all, a wanderer, in both the literal and the figurative sense.


I also write ALL THE TIME, especially since I have inordinate amounts of free time here in Korea. I have several other blogs, which are:

Living Life Frame by Frame – My general life blog.

Waygook Next Door – My Korea blog.

Shut Up and Listen – My spirituality blog.

My Students are Doomed – My teaching blog.

101 in 1001 – My blog of goals for the next 2.75ish years.

6 Responses to “Who am I?”

  1. 1 Soo Hee Han February 11, 2009 at 4:51 am

    I have been to your blog so many times, and I think you are a good writer~!!! I am very impressed about your writing~!!
    I am looking for a script writer for an all English language radio program(part time job)~!! I think you might be interested in joining with the GFN team! Even though I like your writing very much, my boss wants to see the resume and personal statement~!! ^0^ Hahaha… ^^;; Anyway, I want to e-mail the information about the job to you. Can you give me your e-mail? So I can send you info about this~! Due date is Feburary 20th, so please reply back or call me as soon as possible! (062-460-0944)Thank you very much!

    From Soo Hee Han

  2. 2 David March 7, 2009 at 12:13 am


    I’ve been reading your blog and admiring your pictures since I googled Jindo – I might be heading out there for a public school position. Would you be able to email me any inside info you might have about the schools you’ve worked in? For example, which two are the ones that have treated you well and which is the other one!



  3. 3 Kelly May 17, 2009 at 5:47 am

    I’ve found your blog while researching my new rescue dog, who is a Jindo mix much like the one you have “adopted”. Ironically enough, your information is more succinct than most I’ve found in regard to the subject. Do you have anyone on Jindo who you may be able to refer me to so that I may try to find out more information about her breed?

  4. 5 Driftingfocus May 17, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    The dog I “adopted” is no mix. There are no “mixes” on Jindo, as no other dogs are even allowed on the island.

    Honestly, I know quite a considerable bit about these dogs, so if you have questions, I will gladly do my best to answer them. There’s not really anyone on Jindo who can tell you more, as, well, I’m the only foreigner here with any interest in the dogs at all, and none of the Koreans speak English.

  5. 6 eslprincess March 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Are you still in Jindo? I’m thinking of moving there (from Daegu) to teach English in a hagwon… but I don’t know anything about it and all I’ve found is just about the “Moses Miracle” and jindo dogs… I’d love to chat with you about it!

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