There I was, waiting for my connecting flight to Helsinki after a long transatlantic flight; trying to have a nap and minding my own business – until my neighbour decided to involve me in his. 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
“Mom, you do know I married the man, don’t you?” The woman walks past me at a smart pace, talking on her cellphone. A slight breeze sets the rigging of the sailboats clinking as my mind revs into action. 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
It’s time to stick my spoon in the soup, which is a Finnish saying for adding one more stirrer in the pot or finger in the pie. I am taking a moment to contemplate Finland, with some politics and hurricanes thrown into the mix. Continue reading
This summer I have tried to gain a better understanding of both peacocks and genes. You may wonder what in the world they have to do with each other. Read on and find out.
Let’s start with the peacocks. Continue reading