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The Elephant, and the Mouse

In Finnish media, a while ago.

Not important who Navalniy is, what network he has or not. For the record, I do not value all he says; he goes a bit too far in his ideology.
Important is how he is treated by Putin and his klan of officials.

Not in particular that they do not use his name, only referrals pointing to him.
Particularly important is the energy they spend. The time, the (tax payers’) money, to keep him from being an electorate.

My first Vallila

Tiira – Vallila Interior

My first textile project using a Vallila Interior product came by chance.

I was new in a local business group of a global network, and in our local group we had arranged a lottery between our guests. From my side the prize was a noise-dampening acoustic wall element, with the textile being the free choice of the receiver.

The receiver chose the textile theme called ‘Tiira’. The name of the black-stripe-headed seagull, in Finnish.

White Duplo bricks

Did you know?

Wanted to celebrate Finland 100 years independence.

Couldn’t find on the net any – any! – photo of a Finnish flag made from Duplo blocks. Scanned the Lego and Duplo forums. Nothing. Went to the most known shop in Helsinki, in hope of finding a building area with loose blocks for spontaneous building. Strike-out.

The helpful lady guided me to call their other store, since they maintain a spontaneous building corner in that specific shop. Answers a young man – Yes they have a corner, but very few white bricks…

The closing of circles

Speech : The Ice Breaker  (speech nr.1, communication manual)
Toastmasters club : ”Virtual Speakers” of Espoo-Hyvinkää
Word of the day : Artful – witty, clever, in a positive or negative way

Topic: The closing of circles

I am born in south Sweden, just outside Malmö. I think of myself as a good red wine, year ’72. My mother is Finnish, my father Swedish.

At my age of 5, our family – my sister age 2, and parents move from Sweden to Finland, Vaasa – the home region of my mother.

Hiljaisuuttako etsien?

Viitaten ”Pörssiklubin pitää uudistua”,
Kauppalehden kolumni 2017.12.01 @arnoahosniemi


SoMe’ssa ja lehdissä miehet kuin naiset ovat ihmetelleet ja paheksuneet Pörssiklubin toiminnan poissulkevan naiset.

Että mitähän siellä puhutaan, mitä tietoa siellä liikkuu, josta naiset eivät saa ottaa osaa. Että moderni miesjohtaja ei kannata poissulkea alaisiaan.

Legalisering, Cannabis

För, och emot, att legalisera cannabis

Min reflektion över P1, Sveriges Radios debatt-program ‘Avkriminalisera Cannabis’, 2017.11.08, med gästerna

  • Margareta Nyström, förbundsordförande för Föräldraföreningen Mot Narkotika
  • Wally Johnson, från organisationen Avkriminalisera Cannabis.

(Programledare: Sverker Olofsson, Producent: Peter Öberg.)

Först och främst. Båda åsiktssidor (för och emot) bryr sig om barn, de unga. Låt oss vara överens om detta.