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

October 12th, outsourced

Shannon Hale is at her righteous best writing in the WaPo about “girl books” and “boy books” (there is no such thing). [HT Myrna]

In case indigenous peoples are on your mind: check out this map showing native lands.

So this Twitter thread almost made me write a whole post, and still might. I read it and broke out into a cold sweat because her experience resonated so strongly with me. (And, if you’re a woman, it will with you.) Guys, just don’t be creepy.

Daniel Radcliffe and the art of the fact-check.

That barefoot-runner-complaining-about-acorns story was just someone trolling his neighborhood facebook page! (The screenshots of the comments contain some profanity.) [HT Jen]

October 19th, outsouced