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

February 13th, outsourced

I have absolutely no intention of making these fabulous Valentine's Day cookies, but I was mesmerized by the how-to video.

The Emperor of All Maladies will be a movie. A Ken Burns movie. AWESOME. [HT Kaylee]

"When suits become a stumbling block: a plea to my brothers in Christ." This is my new favorite modesty (satire...or is it????) diatribe. [HT Jill]

I keep reading/posting these articles about how hard it is to go back to work after having a baby. I don't even know what to say about them, other than SOLIDARITY.

How to tell if you are in a Victor Hugo novel. ("You frequently make puns, but they are never funny. They are multilingual, serious, and full of multiple levels of meaning, and include at least two pieces of poignant social commentary.")

The story of Kayla Mueller, the last American hostage held by ISIS in Syria who was recently killed (it's unclear exactly when), breaks my heart. (Autoplay video on this site.)

Krasnoyarsk (Russia) time-lapse video! My husband lived there for a year, and I visited the city with him in 2002. [HT Jeremy]

Reasons why saying goodbye is stupid and I hate it.

Global Village has taken it up a notch