Adam: Dre, Can You Turn the Beat Up?

Jul 09

Adam: Dre, Can You Turn the Beat Up?

Throughout your life, people will always tell you the phrase, “You can be whatever you want to be.” Growing up, you can go about it two different ways: 1) those people are just repeating some random nonsense their parent told them; or 2) “I think, therefore I am.” Two completely different train of thoughts but with completely different outcomes. Another saying...

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Adam: A New Year

Jan 09

Adam: A New Year

The year of 2010 has come and gone. It was Bethany and my first year of married life together. Most people spend this time getting to know one another in their new house or apartment, unpacking the seven toasters they received at their wedding, realizing that roommates who you sleep in the same bed with can be a new experience. However, we spent our first year in...

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Adam: The North vs. The South. Not the Yankees and the Rebels.

Nov 24

Adam: The North vs. The South. Not the Yankees and the Rebels.

When we originally told people that we were moving to Korea, you automatically knew what they were thinking. “Don’t do it! North Korea is crazy.” I think most people thought we were moving to North Korea. Even though we didn’t, we’re really, really close to it. The close proximity is forgotten all too often by both foreigners and and...

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Adam: It Can’t Buy Me…

Nov 15

Adam: It Can’t Buy Me…

I do a lot of reflecting when I write. It seems to stem from a lack of assuring myself that what I’m doing is what I should be doing. Did we make the right decision to come over to teach English to children who do not even know the meaning of that word? Should we have just stayed home and got in the race alongside everyone else? Are we doing the right thing?...

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Adam: A Christmas Story

Nov 10

Adam: A Christmas Story

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Back home, I can just picture the soccer moms’ sweaters and mini-vans adorned with a festive wreath on the front. I see Wal-Mart counting down the days to get rid of the Halloween candy and costumes for the real holidays to begin. Traffic will be bad on the freeways and circling the parking lots at malls for long...

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