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Showing posts from February, 2017

Time to Say Goodbye

Wow. A year. One whole year has passed in Korea. It's had its ups and downs. The good times and the bad, but I can't believe that this will be my last weekend in Gwangju as a local (I return next weekend to say farewell to some and pick up last minute items).

It has been a grand and glorious adventure. One of my co-workers summed it up, "After living in a foreign country, I feel like I can do anything now."

For me, the adventure continues as I head north into Seoul where I will be teaching at an elementary school for the next year. I'm changing one city for another, but thanks to Korea's impeccable transportation system, Gwangju's not that far away.

Over the past year, I've continued to realize that writing is my greatest joy, but I've also found that I love teaching students about writing, and watching them grow as well. Four of my students created an audio drama (which I still have to finish up). These girls below are part of a writing class I t…

Cashmere and Checks

It's been nearly a month since I last posted - much of it due to being busy as the school winds down. Yes, in Korea, the school year ends in February.

It's chilly in Korea, even in the southern city where I live - it snowed today, but didn't stick. I'm in the process of packing up to move to Seoul where I will be living for the next year. I'm very excited about the prospect, but it's still a little overwhelming.

As I work towards moving, I decided to warp my loom again, this time to use up some yarn I had as well to simply create something. I ended up making a pretty checked lightweight shrug. The warp is 8/2 cotton and knitting yarn while the weft is cashmere I received from someone in 2015.

I found that it was too long for one item, so I split it into half and created a shrug which I'm currently knitting the edging. I think the other half will be turned into another shrug as well, or maybe the top of a sweater. I'm still debating.

It's been fun to …