Spool Five

Journal - First

Sun Mar 14 16:28:16 KST 2021

I’m not really sure what to put in this gopherhole.

I have a Gemini capsule now, and a regular old http site, and I don’t really see the point of repeating the same content over and over again.

Like a lot of people out there, I’m sure, I post content not so much from a desire to monetize it or to become widely ‘known’, but from some kind of compulsion, some kind of desire to echo information into the fabric of modern communication infrastructures. I don’t think it’s a narcissistic impulse necessarily (at least, I hope it isn’t) but, rather, a way to simply experiment with writing and with modes of exchanging writing. There is some kind of pure joy in that sort of activity.

Anyway, for now at least, I’ve decided to use this Gopherspace as a kind of journaling space. I’ve never kept any kind of diary or journal before, but it’s never too late to start.

I don’t really like talking about myself much, so I’m not sure how ‘personal’ a journal it will be.

For now, I’ll just say that, in March 2021, I am living in Korea, working as an English teacher at a Hagwon (an English ‘cram school’). I’ve been here for over a year now, but I’ll be returning to my home country, Ireland, soon.

I’ve really loved it here, and would like to write more about it now, but I think I’ll try to keep these posts short. Perhaps in the next few posts I’ll write more about the experience and the country.


Sun Mar 14, 2021 - 268 Words

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