Maryland and Ohio are both my home. I was born in Baltimore then at age 12 moved to Ohio where we remained for 35 years. Then I moved back to Maryland and my residence is in Baltimore County (not in the city). I am retired but my town is the county capital and thus a bit busy. Italki attracts me because I am looking for a place to write and speak in Korean and to receive responses in English, regarding my errors. More importantly, my Italki partner should have no fear to offer opinions, debate, or explanations. It is difficult to make me angry.