Happy Birthday Finland!

Finnish flag flying by Janne Karaste
Finnish flag flying by Janne Karaste

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: I’ve been notified that this actually happened on December 31st but it’s all a ball of timey wimey stuff, since the Finnish parliament signed the same on December 6th, just go with me here. 😉 ) Other stuff happened later but we won’t get into that.

I’ll be celebrating the day by writing a short story for my first ever anthology invitation and recording the pilot for a podcast my friends and I are planning to launch after New Year’s. And maybe raising a glass in honor of Finland.

In the meanwhile, I’ll leave you once more with Monty Python:

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