I read on another blog that World Adventurers was featured in the January 2006 edition of the Foreign Service Journal, the monthly publication of the American Foreign Service Association.  The FSJ is widely read in the American diplomatic community, and I am honored by the Journal’s unsolicited acknowledgement of my blog in its monthly "Cybernotes" column.  My blog was purportedly highlighted along with a few other blogs related to Foreign Service life.  A hearty welcome to anyone who surfs over to World Adventurers from the FSJ.  Stop by anytime.  Some members of the Foreign Service community already read this blog.  One member calls World Adventurers "interesting and eclectic."  Another commented that it navigates overseas life and tackles sticky intercultural issues without succumbing to controversy.  I hope so.  This blog is ultimately my way of documenting life overseas with a modicum of entertainment value.  I do my best to avoid controversy and strive to inform.
 
I tried to obtain a copy of the magazine article, but I haven’t yet received my copy in the hinterland of Korea.  In fact, I just received the December 2005 edition, so I probably won’t get this month’s edition until sometime in February.  I checked the AFSA web site to see if I could view it online, but I haven’t set up my online account yet.  Drats!  I’ll see if I can get ahold of a copy soon.
 
Blog Notes:  I was very sad to find out this week that my grandma has been hospitalized and had to have major surgery.  Fortunately, the surgery was successful, and she is recuperating now.  What I wrote a recent blog entry about Nai Nai, my wife’s grandmother, is ever more relevant.  I’m praying that my grandma will pull through this so that I can see her again when we go home this summer.  She is my only living grandparent, and we are very close even though I haven’t spent much time with her in recent years.  I often think about her and wonder sometimes if I will see her again.  As they say, when it rains, it pours.  *sigh*
 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

© 2017 Brilliance Press. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted without the written consent of the author.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

3 Comments

  1. Angeline's Gravatar Angeline
    January 21, 2006    

    Hi Mike! Happy for you that your blog was featured in the Foreign Service Journal but sad to know your grandma was hospitalized. I pray that she will recover and that you will be able to see her this summer.Angeline

  2. Unknown's Gravatar Unknown
    September 23, 2008    

    Hi,Do you have used LCDs, used flat screens and secondhand LCDs? Please go here:www.sstar-hk.com(Southern Stars).We are constantly buying re-usable LCD panels and working for LCD recycling.The re-usable panels go through strictly designed process of categorizing, checking, testing, repairing and refurbishing before they are re-used to make remanufactured LCD displays and TV sets.Due to our recent breakthrough in testing and repairing technology of LCD, we can improve the value for your LCD panels.
    website:www.sstar-hk.com[ghgddjjjgabhga]

  3. Unknown's Gravatar Unknown
    October 17, 2008    

    Hi,Do you have used LCDs, second hand LCDs, used flat screens and used LCD monitors? Please go here:www.sstar-hk.com(Southern Stars).We are constantly buying re-usable LCD panels and working for LCD recycling.The re-usable panels go through strictly designed process of categorizing, checking, testing, repairing and refurbishing before they are re-used to make remanufactured LCD displays and TV sets.Due to our recent breakthrough in testing and repairing technology of LCD, we can improve the value for your LCD panels.
    website:www.sstar-hk.com[aagidec

Leave a Reply