I’m not known to be very nationalistic, in fact I feel like I’m somehow connected to all nations and people more than to any single geographical location. And to be honest nationalism, imaginary borders and how this is being weaponized so as to polarize identities, is something I believe is extremely counterproductive in creating a … More Finland turns 101 years today
Our family has had a very special summer place for more than 70 years now. It is a small cabbing that was dragged over the ice on a sled by a tractor during one of the cold winters. It is completely off-grid and is only supported by 4 stone blocs on which it stands on. … More Off-the-grid cottage by the Finnish archipelago.
Small random gallery from this Summer taken on a GoPro. Also hello to everyone after some time of silence 🙂
The Finnish Parliament today voted 105—92 in favor of a citizens’ initiative to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Two Members of the Parliament were absent from the vote. To be honest this was a long time coming and really kind of surprising that it did not happen earlier seeing that many Finns have been … More Finland catches up to its Nordic neighbors.
Due to recent Russian military activities and mishaps both in Finnish airspace and within its maritime boundaries the govenrment has suggested that it may increase its military budget because of such incidents. Some political parties are concerned about Finnish sovereignty and therefore are pushing for an increase in Defense capabilities against its humongous neighbor (Russia). Meanwhile … More Finland, invest in National Defence or Social Security?