My blog is called Resident Alien because my ID shows that I’m a resident alien and that about sums it up. Especially in the beginning I often felt like I was green and slimy and spoke in unintelligible bleeps. But I’ve been here eighteen years now. I’m only green if the light falls a certain way, I’ve found ways to minimize the sliminess (although I still use it as a repellant when I want to) and I’ve learned to speak American. And every now and then--not too often, mind you--I even find myself thinking American.