This blog is named in honor of the Wertis. It may involve cats, but it is not a blog about cats. My husband and I adopted the Wertis and Harry immediately after college. Harry was content, easygoing, but the Wertis would look around our post-collegiate apartment and despair at the lack of decor or ambiance. If only we would let him Bring Someone in. At night, he hurled his stout, tabby sack-suited body against one of our shoulders and sighed profoundly, slept deeply and dreamt of the cafe society he ought to have inhabited.
I started this blog in 2010, to record my life as a neophyte in suburbia and a cultural outsider, a repatriated American after 14 years in the UK; a New Yorker, then Londoner, with Southern parents and in-law ties to Alabama.
What is home? Where do I belong? I’m working on it.