In a Jiffy!

~1~ All the contact lens wearers out there, raise your hands.  How many times have you been forced to choose between replacing an ancient pair of glasses or having your years’ supply of contacts fully covered by insurance?  It’s a hideous choice, and one I’ve faced nearly every year of my adult life. No longer. […]

Animals, or Lack Thereof: Theme Thursday

There are no animals in Korea.  (Uh, wait.  That seems hyperbolic, even for me.) There are no wild animals in Korea. (Still not right.) There are very few wild animals in Korea and next to none in Daegu.  (There, I believe that’s an accurate statement.)  I could have taken picture of poodles in strollers, but er, […]

Driving in Korea

When we moved here, I had heard so much about driving here that I was pretty sure I’d never want to attempt it.  I knew taxis were easy to come by and cheap, and I’d heard that driving here was nightmarish.  So with only one car, I figured Kevin (braver by far than I am […]

Like A Sore Thumb

This is the second post in a row that touches on exercise.  In case you’re worried this is going to become a fitness blog – HA! – I’m fairly confident that this fad will play out as all my previous attempts at fitness have gone.  Cue cycle: get annoyed with excess weight, begin exercise plan, […]

How North Korea’s Threats Feel in South Korea

Sooooo, North Korea.  Maybe you’ve heard of it?  It’s the country just north of us that keeps us land-locked on this little peninsula by way of communism and cray-cray-crazy.  Seems like they’re getting a lot of prime time news airtime, judging by my Facebook message inbox.  The time to address the issue is at hand. […]

Bugger it all… I’ve got blogger’s block!

This is Part 3 in the Love Series.  In Part 1,  I talked about how people, not issues, are responsible for the “tearing apart” we see in America today.  In Part 2, I discussed why it is so important to put love ahead of politics.  Today I want to talk nuts n’ bolts. That is the beginning […]

Buddhist Temple: Architecture, Theme Thursdays

I live in a big city.  Oh, you knew that?  What gave it away?  The tall buildings in the background of Every Single Photo? Oh, yeah.  Those.  I am actually pretty tired of those.  This week I thought I would try to photograph a Buddhist temple instead.  I mean, I live in Korea, after all, […]

Korean Bath Houses: Spa Valley

I regret to inform you that there will be no nude photos on this here blog.  Not regret actually.  I’m perfectly fine letting you know that important piece of information, just in case you came here with impure intentions.  I’m talking to you, Chester.  Move along now.  Just move along.  Mmm-hmm. Buh-bye, now. Apparently, up […]

Happy Lunar New Year!

I wasn’t going to post today, but then this cutie (below) showed up at Mass and I was all, “AWWWWW, what a co-inky-dink!  I have my camera with my new lens to take a picture of her!”   Yes, I waited until Mass was over. Happy Lunar New Year to you all!  I totally thought […]

Answered Prayers: God is in the Unexpected

The Quick Takes that Were Not Even Close to Being Quick. According to my Facebook feed and blog reader, this week has been r-o-u-g-h for a lot of people, including me. There were moments this week, especially Wednesday, when I wondered if I could take any more emotional upheaval.  Lest you think Kevin isn’t doing […]