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

January 13th, outsourced

The Canadian businessman who sponsored 200 Syrian refugees.

Steven Pinker on some frequently misused words in English. I share this not to be pedantic, but because I think it's interesting! (And some of these really are tricky. Disinterested is such a lovely word, and I hate to see its meaning diluted.)

Now Michelle and Ivanka are neighbors. Funny! But scary. But funny! (It's Alexandra Petri.)

The Onion finally has a truly 100% true headline for Finland: Exit From Apartment Delayed 20 Seconds To Avoid Pleasantries With Neighbor. [HT Ariana]

Grandma accidentally prays to Elrond (of LOTR). [HT Andrew]

Here's an interesting case to discuss: Muslim girls in Switzerland ordered to attend swim class with boys.

And here is a last-minute plan to play a huge prank on Trump by way of a President Biden.

Technology in the olden days

Technology in the olden days

Student stuff