Something. Like. That.

Gradually, my blogging has slowed down to a trickle since I returned to America. People ask me about this — ask me why I’m not writing about being in film school and all this — and I don’t really have any veritable excuse. I have many pseudo-excuses, mind you, but no veritable ones.

In the end, I think being in film school and living in America is less interesting than teaching English in South Korea. I take classes, I learn about filmmaking, I make films, I drink too much, I think too much, I miss my old life, I hemorrhage debt. Interesting? Right.

Also, and perhaps more abstractly, this is the first period of my life where creativity was something that I was supposed to do, as opposed to something I intended to do when I wasn’t at work. I don’t much feel like detailing the minutiae of my existence on the internet after struggling to figure out what my existence actually means. Something. Like. That.

My blog continues to get read, however, and by a relative many — both friends/family and heretofore unknowns. So I’ve gotta post something, it seems. Or not… I often wonder if my blog is any better a waste of time than anyone else’s, or than television, or a book. What’s so goddamn special about this pointlessness, especially considering that I’m now living a relatively normal life?

I did see the Space Shuttle take off from Tybee Island earlier tonight, however, and that was pretty cool. A big ball of fire drifting into the sky over the ocean, and everyone standing on the cold-windy beach saying “wow.” Living in coastal Georgia is pretty surreal sometimes.

1 comment to Something. Like. That.

  • sarah

    hi…my name is sarah and i have been looking into teaching in korea…specifically at cdi…and came across ur blog via yahoo’s search engine. i was just wondering if u could shed a little light on the life of a cdi-er…i’ve been reading daves cafe…and now i’m worried. cdi actually came to nyc at a seminar i attended, so that’s how i heard of them. i’m graduating this winter…and hope to do a teaching stint in korea for at least a year. any insight into the life of cdi or other places in korea are greatly appreciated!
    ~sarah (

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