Tag Archives: Finland

Smörgåsbord

Now that we’re finally finished with high calorie holiday eating, it boggles my mind that somebody decided to designate today as National Buffet Day.  What were they thinking?  Obviously they were not enamored with New Year’s resolutions. While chuckling at … Continue reading

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Pirate Party

My political junkie friend, Anders, called me from Finland a few days ago to probe the depths of my mind about a few topics.  He has a way with words that always makes me smile.  He wondered if something called … Continue reading

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Itsenäisyyspäivä

On Wednesday my friend, Anders, called me to enjoy a friendly chat and to give me an idea for a bluejayblog post. He thought about my interest in holidays as he was decorating his home with blue and white colors for Independence Day.  … Continue reading

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The Anglo Swedish War

Russia has been a major factor in the foreign relations of nations for centuries. This has been especially true in regards to Scandinavia. To the Russian factor, we find Britain’s relations with the European mainland, especially its dealings with France. The crazy quilt of … Continue reading

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Valborgsmässoafton

My friend Anders is getting ready for the big Valborgsmässoafton celebration in Uppsala, Sweden tonight.  It’s a holiday that I faintly remember being talked about by some of the elder family members when I was still a kid. One of … Continue reading

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The Cessna In Red Square

An aide to Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, Anatoly Cherniavev, said, “Imagine an incident like this happening before Gorbachev’s time. There would have been no dialogue. He would have simply been lined up against the wall and shot the next day.” … Continue reading

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Ghost Rockets

As a kid, I evesdropped on a few of the stories about the “old country”, Sweden, as told by my great uncles.  A few of the tales were about odd things that were witnessed by family members during World War Two and … Continue reading

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