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

April 27th, outsourced

OK this first one isn't a link but a screenshot from my sister that we've been laughing at for days. It gets funnier (and weirder) every time you look at it. SO MANY QUESTIONS:


This woman took an apple from her flight through customs and was fined $500. There but for the grace of God...I have almost taken produce through US customs inadvertently lots of times!

(New York Times) Where countries are a tinderbox, and facebook is a match.

ProPublica has a waiting game series of articles to simulate the process to become a refugee.

This story is just...I mean, three family members died in the same house and it took so long for the wheels of justice to turn!

This may be the wildest birth story I've ever read.  [HT Andrew]

April 2018 books

April 2018 books

Finnish days of the week

Finnish days of the week