Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Citizenship intricacies, Glaswegian art, and speeding through airports

Its Edinburgh, not Glasgow.  Sue me.

I've been stupidly busy lately (new job!  Speaking at a conference!  Traveling to London -- which I promise to post about soon!).  All of the stuff I've been doing is GREAT, so I really can't complain, but the ramp-up of awesomeness (epicness?  Anyone?) has meant less time and attention to devote to my poor little blog... so here is some bloggy love, in the form of some great travel links from the New York Times, and Jezebel!

Here is a roundup of some of the best ways to speed through airport lines.

Want some amazing contemporary art?  Try Glasgow.

Since becoming a dual citizen myself, I've been really interested in issues of citizenship -- who has it, who can't get it, and what it says about us.  Here's a really interesting story about a sperm donor's nationality affecting the citizenship of as-yet-unborn children.  I would love some feedback on this -- I knew a Dutch woman who was going to give birth in the UK, and since the UK doesn't confer citizenship just for being born there, and Holland doesn't confer citizenship just by having Dutch parents, the child was going to be born with NO citizenship.  Yikes.  Many calls to the UN later, she ended up going back to Holland to have the child.  But what does this say in regards to other immigrants or stateless adults who have children?

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