How to transform?

While I’m writing this, Elokapina, Extinction Rebellion in Finland, runs an autumn rebellion in front of the Finnish Parliament House. Unsurprisingly, public debate has started again about the usefulness of their strategy: whether blocking one of the main streets in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is effective or not. Will it repel potential supporters or … Continue reading How to transform?

On a journey from stressful to restful being

I slide easily into stress. I'm very good at concealing it too, even from my self. This used to be my superpower for survival, but over the years it has become a burden. Like for many others, Covid-19 pandemic pushed me into anxiety, stress and worry. They were hard to avoid with all the measures … Continue reading On a journey from stressful to restful being

(Science) fiction and writing groups as an inspiration for academic writing

I argue that academic writing process is no different from any other writing, although the results differ. I realise writing an academic text is a different genre from writing for example a novel. As an academic reader, soon into consuming, I expect an argument (delivered here in the first paragraph). Pretty soon after that, evidence. … Continue reading (Science) fiction and writing groups as an inspiration for academic writing

Meeting your idol

This is too weird! My twenty-something-age-idol mentioned me in Twitter. It all started out when I was flipping through my Twitter feed and my eye caught a funny tweet by Lotta. She felt hip knowing Bieber and Beliebers pass the age of the normal suspects - but when asked couldn’t mention any songs. Then someone explained … Continue reading Meeting your idol