Recent Posts

A picture of palace guards in Seoul
Posted in Blog Korean

Free Online Resources for Improving Your Korean

You don’t have to leave home to learn a new language. Luckily, with the advent of the internet, you can learn almost anything from the…

Continue Reading
Posted in Blog

How To Learn A New Language When You’re Stuck at Home

Let’s face it. You’re not going anywhere. Not for at least, the next few months. But this does not mean that you can’t take this…

Continue Reading
A picture of some language learning materials
Posted in Blog

Why You’re Not Fluent in a Foreign Language Yet

I speak several languages to varying degrees of fluency. I say it this way because I want to be clear that even though I speak…

Continue Reading
Posted in Blog Fiction

What Will Grow You Up Real Fast, He Said

“What will grow you up real fast,” he said, “is doing Little League for twenty-some years.” I waited for the punchline, but Norm kept on…

Continue Reading
Posted in Blog Poetry

How much should I freak out

How much should I panic and where should I freak out should I go online on Twitter or Facebook, post photos of shelves cleared out…

Continue Reading
Posted in Blog Fiction

What I remember about Jay

Our classes always start with a video clip.  An MQ-1 Reaper hovers over an area, and surveils a group of military aged males (MAMs).  We…

Continue Reading
Posted in Poetry

Inner Conflict

big-deal v. no big deal no big deal v. don’t panic don’t panic v. don’t freak out don’t freak out v. just wash your hands…

Continue Reading
Posted in Blog

What I learned about COVID-19 from watching zombie movies

I’ve never lived through anything like this before. I don’t know if many of us had. How are we supposed to prepare for this “global…

Continue Reading
Posted in Poetry

It never goes away

The man lays sprawled flat, arms outstretched the ooze of blood from multiple gunshots to his chest long since dry his face expressionless “It’s best…

Continue Reading
Posted in Blog

Book Review: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

After I had finished reading Alexander Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, it kind of felt like I’d woken up from a vivid dream,…

Continue Reading