I am ever working on a collection of memoirs and musings about my often mistake-riddled life abroad. They attempt to be very insightful and entertaining, sometimes helpful, and, over the years, many have functioned as a quasi-literary blog for my family and friends. I write them mostly in this vane, as a sort self-indulgent story of me in which I often find cause for belittling the main character, who seems to constantly have his nose in a beehive. While I do send them out for publication, they should only tentatively be used as travel guides but more so as tales of woe from a determined traveler. So, if you enjoy laughing at the misfortune of others and can spare a minute or two, or perhaps you've found yourself in the midst of your own slapstick vacation or stint abroad and need some kicked-in-the-buttocks company, then I invite you into my life, where the seat of my pants is always dusty and damaged.
"Backpacker Friendly: A List of Don'ts"
A tale in which I learn the finer points of backpacking etiquette from some whom I deem lacks any.
(published by On a Junket)
Around the World in 80 Days (Dec 2006-Feb 2007)
"Motorcycles with Milkshakes"
Trying to quench my desire to be a freewheeling biker, I decide to rent a scooter in Thailand, only to quickly give up the dream.
"Are You Ready for Tea?"
The first time I met my British wife's family I was suffering from the diuretic effects of "lashings" of tea and a lack of public restrooms.
Life in Korea (Oct 2005-Mar 2008)
"The Bibimbap Man"
Accepting my first job abroad, ditching America and a problematic past, I find myself living in a sex motel in a Korean suburb.