I’m a nomadic photojournalist-hopeful, currently teaching English on a small, mountainous island on the southwestern-most tip of South Korea. I have a bit of a problem with feeling like I was born at the wrong point in history, which I remedy by spending my spare time as a historical reenactor. I’m a bit of an adventurer, and I have a penchant for tallship sailing, flying planes, and traveling the world alone.

I’m always planning something, with one foot already out the door. I’m generally hard to tie down and prone to sudden shifts of interests and location. I’m a contemplative Quaker on the more traditional end of the spectrum.  I’m a voracious reader to whom nothing is too boring to learn, with a propensity for spontaneous roadtrips to other parts of the country. I am very much in love with a wonderful Frenchman with whom I share a dream of living in rural Vermont or Pennsylvania, and we both have a fondness for shooting antiquated firearms and sewing 250 year old clothing.  I live a relatively simple lifestyle (no cell phone, no washer or dryer, no dishwasher, no car, no tv) by choice, and try to roll with life’s punches as much as possible.

I’m an opinionated yet respectful liberal, a loquacious Quaker, an obsessive social-networker, an internet junkie of the most addicted sort, and most of all, a wanderer, in both the literal and the figurative sense.

I also write ALL THE TIME, especially since I have inordinate amounts of free time here in Korea. I have three other blogs, which are:

Living Life Frame by Frame – My general life blog.

Waygook Next Door – My Korea blog.

101 in 1001 – My blog of goals for the next 2.75ish years.

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6 Responses to “Who am I?”


  1. 1 baekho August 6, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Oh wow, I hope you’re enjoying Korea!

    By the way, if you haven’t heard of him, you find this guy to be of interest to you:

    Ham Seok-heon

    Sometimes called the “Gandhi of South Korea”, Ham was a pretty devout Quaker but he was also very interested in Daoism and Buddhism, and he blended them into his spiritual practice (you will probably find the occasional reference to Hinduism as well in his work).

  2. 2 Driftingfocus August 7, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Yep. The Meeting he founded in Seoul is still quite active, and I plan on attending at some point while I’m here in Korea.

  3. 3 Rich Accetta-Evans August 11, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Many thanks for putting “Brooklyn Quaker” on your blogroll. I hope to reciprocate within a few days (not much time lately to give proper attention to blog-maintenance).

    Innerquiet looks very good and I look forward to reading it regularly.

    – – Rich Accetta-Evans

  4. 4 Driftingfocus August 12, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Thanks! I look forward to both reading your blog and your commentary here.

  5. 5 Peggy Parsons August 30, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Thank-you for commenting on my blog.
    I was not aware of yours until you did. I will now put it in my bloglines.
    Your chosen path is interesting to me, as it seems like an alternate path that I did not choose but could have.

    I would very much like to have a report of the meeting in Seoul some day.

    Peace to you today
    Peggy Senger Parsons

  6. 6 Driftingfocus August 30, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    “Your chosen path is interesting to me, as it seems like an alternate path that I did not choose but could have.”

    I’m curious – any chance of getting you to elaborate?


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