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

Things Sterling has smiled at

Sterling is one month old today. Here is a list of things - animate and inanimate - upon which he has bestowed smiles.

Jeremy - lots and lots
Magdalena - "seven," according to her count
The crease between my arm and side - while nursing
The picture of red poppies we have hanging on our living room wall
The shadows that come through the curtains in the morning

Notice anything missing from this list? Me. And Miriam. I'm a little bitter.

A Short Stay in Hell, etc.

Tiger toes