Tag Archives: Politics

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

Looking for the silver lining

There is the universe we used to live in. Then there is the one that Donald Trump is fast creating. The one where anything goes.

Where the president of the United States can set himself above the law and the basic principles of good governance and common decency with frightening ease.

There is often a silver lining to be found even in the darkest cloud; there is one here too. Continue reading