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
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
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
My mother passed away a few years ago, but she is with me every day. She is there in my values, my work ethics, and my priorities. I still chat with her, especially around Mother’s Day. Continue reading
“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