Category: 80 Thoughts

Random posts along the way, sometimes serious, often not.

The Idea Stands Alone

As the U.S. presidential election continues to heat up over the next couple of months, I’m sure I will be tempted to jump into the turbulent and bloody waters of political blogging. I am trying my best to resist the…

What are the odds?

In school, math never really interested me. It’s a shame, because if there ever existed a subject that I was “a natural” in, it was math. I just found it boring and steadfastly refused to do the work or pursue…

Pest Control

One of my unexpected duties in India as the “guy,” was to chase down any unwanted critters from our hotel. And since this was India, this turned into a somewhat regular occurrence. Generally, I preferred not having to kill the unwanted…

Dating in Korea

This piece was originally written for a local magazine. After requesting the piece, they apparently didn’t want it, so here it is for you the reader on the Interwebs. The names, except for mine which seems like a mistake in…

Kindred Road Conversation

My friend and former coworker, Mike, started his own website, Kindred Road. The tagline is, “Great Education through Simple Conversation.”  Well, as it happens, one of those conversations was with yours truly, so go on over to his site and…

Is a Moon Base Really Laughable?

Last week, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich made headlines by promising a Moon base by the end of his second term. Now, let’s ignore the fact that Gingrich faces numerous uphill battles to be elected to president (TWICE!), and instead,…

V.I.P. @ E.V.

It occurred to me tonight, while listening to some tunes and thinking about what to write in my blog, that I haven’t written much about my job since my arrival in Korea. At my last job, it made sense to…

2011: A Retrospective

A Primer A year ago, I sat down and wrote about the volatile and life-altering year that was 2010. Well, my life has settled down a good bit, and I am happy to once again report that my life is better now than…

Top 5: Movies

As some of you may know, I’m leading the Movie Club for our upcoming Winter Intensive Program for English Village. Earlier today, we voted on the movies we’ll be showing the kids. In honor of this momentous occasion, I thought…