The World is Connected

Remember the time when the hot potato was the "six degrees of separation"? At that time it seemed strange and surprising, and completely unimaginable. But that was the time before the social media. (Six degrees of separation) But now, I wonder if hat has changed, and rapidly. First we had some experimental social media platforms …

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The Difficulty Of Finding Job

I'll let you all in on a secret, I'm looking for a new job. And because the job and me are not at the same place, it seems to pose some difficulties. Also what I have noticed is that me being in my very early 40s doesn't apparently make it easier. Earlier on I thought …

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On the 27th of January, was the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. How was it remembered and shown in your community? Here in Finland, it is just one day like another. The only ones actually posting something about this was the Jewish community in Helsinki, and also some more enlightened friends of mine in Facebook. Me? Well, …

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I am a Registered Nurse (finally!)

My love-hate relationship with nursing has reached a milestone: graduation! Back in 1996, when I was in the Finnish Defence Forces, I enlisted as a combat medic for unnamed reasons. There was one nurse who, when we were being discharged, said: "I'm glad that at least one of you will become a nurse" and looked …

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Workplaces and Drama

We all must have heard of the one colleague at work, who has the tendency to request shifts and things because of their family, or because they need to attend to something else. They also expect everyone else to bend over backwards to accommodate their wishes. And if they don’t get what they want... ...there …

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Coming out

My previous post inspired me to open up my views a bit more. I was born in the 1970’s and in the late 1980’s my puberty started and at some point I realised that I was more into cute guys than cute girls. It was before internet, so I didn’t really have a way of …

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Homo- and transphobia

Earlier on today I was watching, by accidental channel surfing, a documentary called Transforming Gender. If you have the possibility, google it and watch it. Obviously we continued by watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, season 9 directly afterwards, so now I have had some time to organise my thoughts and put them down in writing. But …

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