Read and thoroughly enjoyed Hopscotch, so-so House of Leaves, and a few other books. Finished another draft of the short story collection I turned in for my manuscript in the spring, and still had to do a lot before I could leave.

Went hiking for the first time in months, and started writing my fifth novel a few days before my birthday, then I had to pack up and prepare for the trip. 12 hour flight from San Francisco to Seoul on Singapore Air after a two flight from Denver.

My life before Korea was totally different: no job, too much time. Now I barely have time for anything, but am busier and more productive: go figure.