From the day we are born, they are everywhere: older people. They look big and blurry, they sound loud, and they smell of all things foreign. It’s scary. Continue reading
Let’s clear one thing up for starters. Santa Claus resides in Northern Finland, near the North Pole. If you have been told differently, it’s fake news. Santa’s Fell is called Korvatunturi. It translates loosely to Ear Fell. Continue reading
It’s not enough to announce that we are fed up with our leaders, and then get on with our lives in a “I don’t want to think about it” mode. Democracies don’t work that way. Continue reading
Some things are obvious, such as the meaning of loving parents and siblings that always have your back. They are invaluable. Some of us are blessed with both – and more. Continue reading
I wish there was a “just for you, just on time” form of democracy. There is clearly a market for one.
Democracy is a little like saving. It’s a slow process, you experience setbacks at times, and your ultimate goal may seem unreachable all too often. Continue reading
Finland just took a turn for the darker. The populist Finns Party chose Mr. Jussi Halla-aho to be its new leader. A man who is a scary combination of analytical mind, lack of empathy, and stark bigotry. Continue reading