Category Archives: Updates

20 Reviews

I finally got my 20th review on Amazon. It’s actually not many at all, but it was something nice to discover since the 10th review was written almost two years ago, in August 2015. 4.6 out of 5 is a … Continue reading

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My Korean Language Journey

For a unit on language acquisition this past week, I asked my students to share their English language learning journeys. Because the class was for our near-fluent students, there was a greater variety of answers in comparison to answers given … Continue reading

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Lesson for the new year

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but for those of you who do, here’s a lesson I re-learned since my last post: If you want to accomplish anything, keep that shit to yourself. Here’s a short TED video that explains why. … Continue reading

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An Expensive Lesson

How much is an idea worth? How much are the words that I write worth? How much is an hour of my time worth? As with many people, I greatly overestimate the value of my time and ability. It’s one … Continue reading

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Summertime Busy

It’s been a while since my last blog post, and a long absence means either that I’ve been doing a lot of writing or relatively none at all. More often than not, it’s the latter. Not that I haven’t been … Continue reading

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How the hell did I survive in the Army?

I just finished my first translation of the memoir into Korean, and I’ve come to realize just how awful my Korean is, even after living in Korea for 10 more years. The translation is pretty embarrassing as it is, and … Continue reading

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One year recap

It’s been a year since the memoir was published. 1,527 books were sold or downloaded, which surpassed my expectations, but it was mostly possible because of large amounts of downloads during free promotions. In fact, 85 percent of my “sales” … Continue reading

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