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Where is Home?

Here is an article that was published last weekend in two papers in Finland, about my new documentary on Finnish Canadians and Americans and the impossibility of ever going home. 56 more words

Poetry sale to Stone Telling

My poem ‘Kuura (extract from a Finnish-English dictionary)’ will be published in a “new poets” issue of Stone Telling. Huzzah!

I’ve admired Stone Telling’s thoughtfully compiled and beautiful issues for a long time, so I’m thrilled to be part of this future issue. 35 more words


From Nordic Fencer: "NHFL - I lost every bout and I loved every minute"

by Meg Floyd

I strongly recommend you check out a recent post at Nordic Fencer from a recent beginner fencer’s experience at the Bergen Open. Markus Koivisto’s reflections not only perfectly encapsulate what I feel a first tournament experience is like for many historic fencers–he also succinctly points out what I believe the entire point of tournaments is.  228 more words


Cosmic meetings

I just came home from a really inspiring event. The Finnish literature festival Runokuu (‘poetry month’) organised an evening at the Helsinki Student Theatre, a combination of science, poetry and theatre. 315 more words


Another Poem for Another Birthday

It is rather enchanting to discover that your birthday is, in another portion of the world, a feast day for a goddess.  The goddess to whom I refer is called Ilmatar, or Luonnotar, is known as Air-Daughter and Water Mother.   167 more words



The songs can be integral part of a foreign language learning. The idea is to find a picturesque song – creating a visually attractive association. The song is easy to remember. 176 more words

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