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

January 18th, outsourced

Outside asks if sunscreen is the new margarine and I am now captivated by what this article is telling me. In essentials it’s what we already knew (severe sunburns are bad, especially in childhood, and sun exposure is important for Vitamin D health) but in every other way it is mind-blowing. The science here is fascinating. I downloaded the dminder Vitamin D app (supplementation is pushed big-time here in Finland) and unfortunately my next window for sun-based Vitamin D absorption is in 64 days…

Top dinner suggestions according to a three-year-old.

Mackenzie Bezos and the myth of the lone genius founder.

This is a horrifying but entertaining story about an influencer whose convention…well…it’s complicated. Just read it (the whole twitter thread is good, too).

Here is a longform article about Jen and Sarah Hart and their six adopted children (one of the children’s bodies was positively identified this week).

This commercial for AeroMexico is genius.

I liked the tone and reflective nature of this “why I didn’t answer your email” piece in the NYT. [HT Jen]

What it’s like to be allergic to corn. A friend of ours in the US had a child who was allergic to corn and it was quite the ordeal because everything in the US has corn in it!

Blog changes

Blog changes

Winter cycling 2019

Winter cycling 2019