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

February 17th, outsourced

When I became a mother, patriarchy let me down - a response to that HuffPo article that made its rounds last week.

So my friend Jen sent me this link about books we should stop making high schoolers read...and we decided they MUST be trolling. I mean, great literature is not about staying within whatever the heck "relatability" is, and Malala Yousefzai is amazing, but her stellar book does not check the same boxes as Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE. What do you think?

The story of a communist double agent who decided to stay in the US.

The winners of the 2017 press photo contest. Photojournalists are doing some incredible work.

Yes, you would like to see Hottest Heads of State's take on US presidents in their bathing suits. [HT Liz]

Seriously, you guys, never host the Olympics.

Hans Zimmer IS a rockstar. I was about to toss out my favorite Hans Zimmer piece but there are TOO MANY.

Baby dancing to "Beat It." Adorable (and oblivious).

Every once in a while Buzzfeed puts out an excellent listicle, and this is one of those times. That is 28 SOLID entries, people.

Winter sports

Winter sports

Penkkarit 2017

Penkkarit 2017