Forget me not

I was planning to share the joy of finding all my favorite plants and flowers in my new garden, and then I read the news of yet another shooting in Finland. It’s heart-breaking. In Hyvinkää, a small town some 50 km from Helsinki, so far two people are dead and a third one is fighting…

We have this thing called corruption. And racism.

What a week. Murderers, expelled politicians, convicted politicians. Negative people everywhere. Pheew. I’ve been following the trial of the Norwegian murderer Anders Behring Breivik via Twitter. There’s a Finnish journalist in Oslo, sitting in the court room and tweeting. It’s a completely new experience for me, to be following a trial with such intensity. Social…

Random rage

I met someone the other night, who made my life miserable in five minutes. This person managed to be very offensive and rude without knowing me at all. The person was simply upset about something and too blinded by anger to communicate with respect. I felt sad for the persons’s child, who was standing right…

In the land of no

It’s getting warmer in the North. Summer is almost here, and people enjoy the warm weather downtown Helsinki. There are nice parks in Helsinki. “Please don’t walk on the grass” As it’s getting warmer, it’s very nice to start moving around with a bike. You feel the wind on your face, keep pedaling and end…