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

August 24th, outsourced

More DNA-kit surprise relative stories!

Kelly Marie Tran in the NYT writing about online harrassment. I kind of wanted to stand up and cheer after I read it.

Can a woman head a household in Dubai? This was one of my favorite articles all week! (also NYT)

"Dad, what if the car explodes???" is something someone says in the video accompanying this article about a father and son who barely made it out of a sudden wildfire.

I'm sure you've seen this photo of a police officer breastfeeding a malnourished child. All of the feels!

Heartening news from Germany, where refugee integration is going "pretty well."

The woman in the blue dress at Manafort's trial was just the best. [HT Jeremy]

Baby boxes are coming!!! [HT Jennifer]

Beto O'Rourke and the Texas senate race. I heard Beto speak about the NFL protests (like, on a facebook video) and I haven't been that captivated by a politician in a long time.

Favorite uncle

Favorite uncle

Nostalgic Helsinki

Nostalgic Helsinki