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

January 2nd, outsourced

Who killed Lois Duncan's daughter? An article about the investigation of the murder of a young woman who happens to be the daughter of the woman who wrote I Know What You Did Last Summer.

This is what happens when you order ridiculously cheap clothing from Singapore.

Christmas in Qamishli, (Kurdish) Syria.

I loved this interview with Steven Pinker about grammar, and how it gets heated to the point where he calls someone else an ignoramus.

Workplaces need more walls, not fewer. [HT Jeremy]

Your deepest, darkest fears, illustrated. [HT Jessie]

In case you missed the Dubai NYE fireworks show, here's a video!

The best places to be born in 2013.

Books 2014 + Book Stats

In the newspaper in the UAE