SPECIAL NOTE – I’ve left Korea and arrived in Beijing, China, so I am still venturing out into the unknown and exploring the new sights, sounds, tastes, and cultures of the world at large. One unanticipated problem has arisen, however, in that I’m having great difficulty accessing my blog — or any blog, for that matter – while I’m here in China, as the so-dubbed “Great Firewall of China” has been blocking any of my attempts to log in. I’m working on a few solutions to get around the problem, but I just wanted to put a note out there to let everyone know that my posts will likely be very sporadic (if I can post at all) for the next few weeks. I’m going to continue to write new posts as I go, but I may have to save these up in a backlog and then post several at a time when I am either out of the country or can once again gain access. I apologize for the inconvenience, but rest assured, that even despite an absence of posts for a while, I’m still alive and well. Thanks, and hopefully I’ll be back online again soon!