the best of qualities is dispassion

Month: August 2016

Bike Shop in Uijongbu-Shi, Korea

This bike shop is just a short walk from our apartment and I’ve noticed that it is a bit of a gathering place for some neighborhood gentlemen. There is a bike trail which snakes along a river that runs just past where the other fellow […]

Response to Chapter 1: “Sampling ‘The New’ in New Literacies” by Lankshear & Knobel

The sociocultural aspects of “new literacies” described in this chapter immediately grabbed my attention and caused me to reflect on an experience I had last semester. In my online Games and Learning course, the readings were posted online and two students were asked to read […]

Family Portrait DC1, Daily Create #tdc1693

My wife and I recently relocated to the Republic of Korea from the Big Island of Hawaii. I lived in Korea for most of the nineties but have not visited since we moved back to the U.S.A. in 1999. Therefore, I have not seen my nieces since 1999, when they visited our home on a nearly daily basis. When I left Korea Seulgi and Binna were thirteen and eleven, respectively. Last weekend they reentered my life when they showed up at our new digs bearing hugs, gifts and beaming smiles. They are now thirty and twenty-eight and have grown into intelligent, independent, warm-hearted, lovely women. When they were told that their fifty-nine-year-old uncle was in grad school they quickly offered to help me with my first Daily Create, the result of which is shown below in a family portrait.

From left to right: my mother-in-law Jeongja, Seulgi, my wife Hyejin, myself, and Binna. The family resemblance is striking!Family Portrait DC1