One Night In Finland. Or Is Europe Obsessed with Latin America?

During my stay in pre-COVID Finland in Feburary I participated in far to many nights of cycle-based pub crawling for a man of my vintage. One night we checked out a local pub called Ravintola House (Restaurant House?) a minutes from our place Pateniemi. We arrived early for a midnight performance of Kulmakunnan Kutkuttajat. As … Continue reading One Night In Finland. Or Is Europe Obsessed with Latin America?

What I Learned About Cycling Infrastructure in Finland

I sometime describe myself as "an aspiring cyclist." I enjoy cycling a lot and recognize all its environmental and health benefits, but unfortunately like most Canadian parents my day-to-day is not very conducive to a cycling-based lifestyle. In Winnipeg, as is the case in most North American cities, the built environment abandoned the bicycle sometime … Continue reading What I Learned About Cycling Infrastructure in Finland

Two Songs From Each of My Favourite Albums of All Time, Part One

The late 2010s are an interesting time for music. Streaming services have effectively commoditized music, all of the world's music is available to everyone at any time, for next to nothing. Meanwhile, The Internet is effectively killing pop culture --- at least in the sense of a common experience shared across an entire generation. There … Continue reading Two Songs From Each of My Favourite Albums of All Time, Part One