Categories
Journal

Interlude: May 1 2020

May 1 2020: I’ve been here for 6 years, and I still feel the need to explain to my American readers that today is a holiday for much of the world. It’s May Day, or Walpurgis night. It’s called Vappu in Finland, and it’s one of the four major holidays here along with Christmas Eve, […]

Categories
Journal

Happy Easter 2020: Gratitude and Happiness

Happy Easter 2020! Katie had the foresight to buy mämmi and vanilla sauce on the last trip out. We’ve been stashing chocolate and other Easter candy since it first appeared in stores this season. What I neglected to do was plan for any sort of special dinner. No herring, no salmon, no traditional Easter foods. […]

Categories
Infinite Questions Journal

Infinite Questions: What’s Your Favorite Holiday?

My favorite holiday used to be Thanksgiving. I know a lot of people hate it for any number of reasons. Because I love to cook, and I love all of the traditional foods associated with it, I always had a good time. Annoying family members aren’t something I have to deal with since reaching adulthood. […]