Katie in Finland: The Election Process

In this episode Katie and Berin discuss how they’re legally able to vote in municiple elections in Finland despite not being citizens, and compare and contrast the voting process with that of the United States. As always, this conversational podcast reflects the opinions of the hosts and is for entertainment purposes only. It should not…

Katie in Finland: Pet Ownership

In this episode, Katie and Berin compare and contrast attitudes toward pet ownership in the United States and Finland. As always, this podcast is for entertainment purposes and nothing said should be mistaken for thoroughly researched journalism.

When Writing Takes the Hit

For the past several days, I haven’t been making my daily word count goal. I’m being productive, and I’m on track with various deadlines, but other personal and professional tasks have taken up my time. I feel guilty when writing takes the hit because there are only so many hours in a day, and making…

Katie in Finland: Materialism and Status, Part 2

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the perception of status and wealth based on quality and quantity of personal possessions, and how Finland differs from the United States when it comes to consumerism and materialism.

The State of Things: February 2017 in Review

As February comes to an end things are not where I want them to be, but that’s simply my own impatience. Most projects are right on schedule. The things that are behind all involve tasks that I haven’t done before, or haven’t mastered, so the deadlines and timetables were best guesses. 2017 is the year…