They See You When You’re Sleeping

Here’s a short story for you. Happy Christmas! —- They came pouring out of Korvatunturi on Boxing Day. A tsunami of red, grey and green swarming over our cities. They were so small you might have thought we stood a better chance. But their tiny mouths were...

The Myth of Writing Can’t Be Taught

There’s a myth that I keep hearing about. For some reason, people think that art in general but writing, in particular, is the only endeavor in the entirety of human existence that cannot be taught beyond the ability to type. That somehow writing is the only...

Happy Birthday Finland!

98 years ago today, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov aka Lenin, signed the Finnish Declaration of Independence, granting the former autonomous colony statehood, marking an ending to Russia and Sweden periodically occupying our tiny country while warring with each other. (Edit:...