Welcome to this first entry in my new blog. Everyone seems to be doing it, so I’ve decided to join the 21st century way of communicating.
I’ve always been politically active and interested in current affairs in both my own country and the wider world. Perhaps living abroad has contributed to that fact. This blog will be a place for me to air my views on the events of the day, predominately those in Finland – but also those global happenings that effect us all. As a Swedish-speaking Finn, this blog will also focus slightly on happenings within Svenskfinland – the Swedish-speaking Finland. We are not a widely known minority outside of the Nordic countries and there is therefore little in English coming out of our community. This will be an extremely small effort to correct that fact. However, I shall attempt not to be to parochial in my writings.
Part of the inspiration for my starting a blog comes from the fact that for about the last 2 years, I have regularly visited a blog published in English by an American living in Finland. On his blog, entitled Finland for Thought, I have contributed regular comments under the signature ‘JG’. Finland for Thought is an excellent site and it’s been very interesting following the author Phil and his guest writer’s thoughts on Finland’s current affairs. I must confess to seldom agreeing with them! But they are thought provoking. It’s fascinating to read about one’s own country seen through the eye’s of those with a less conventional view.
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