Welcome to my blog. I write about fitting in, sticking out, and missing the motherland as a serial foreigner.

October 5th, outsourced

Ooh, the new National Geographic photo contest finalists are here. I need a follow-up picture for #12, though...yikes. [HT Jessie]

My students will love this: a Zinedine Zidane headbutt statue is now in Paris.

Great unsolved mystery, great write-up: The Body on Somerton Beach.

I cannot imagine who at IKEA thought this (airbrushing women out of the Saudi-edition catalog) would be a good idea. (In the UAE, we have women in our catalog - I just checked.)

Here's an article about the perils Indian schoolchildren face on their way to school.

The amazing historical sites that Syria's civil war is destroying, and the destruction of Aleppo.

The Age Change

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