Tag Archives: Finland

Putin is following me

No, Vladimir Putin is not a follower of my blog, although his bots may be. Putin is, however, definitely following in my footsteps.

A few weeks ago my partner in life and I set out to discover Eastern Finland and enjoy an unforgettable opera evening in the medieval Olavinlinna castle. Continue reading

Democracy, just for you, just on time

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

Pain as your partner

“It’s definitely rheumatoid arthritis,” the doctor said. “Go to the nurses’ station. Your nurse will explain the medication, the tests, and all the other details.”

The world was getting on with its business outside. My world had just stopped. This was not good news. Continue reading

Guggenheim Helsinki make or break

The Guggenheim Helsinki project has divided the Finns into lovers and haters. This is not the only parallel to the recent US election. The Guggenheim Helsinki discussion has also been a discussion about how resources should be allocated, when jobs are being cut right and left.

The project is now at a make or break point. The decision Continue reading