Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
March 16 is St. Urho's Day! This celebration of Finnish/American heritage takes place in Minnesota and attempts to rival the massive St. Patrick's Day celebrations around the country. Savannah, Georgia is estimating that one million people will be on hand for the St. Patrick's Day parade. You can compare that to the scale of the St. Urho's parade posted on YouTube. I have posted about St. Urho before and I think I need to establish the tradition in Concord!
The St. Urho web site explains that St. Urho may have failed in this attempt to drive the grasshoppers from Finland. There is a new book covering the hepokatit of Finland.
Happy St. Urho's Day!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Currier Museum has an exhibition of modernist photography on display now. If I tell my husband that the exhibition includes a photograph by the Finnish photographer Arno Minkkinen, will he come with me to Manchester? The odds are in my favor. On Tuesday, March 13, you can connect with the exhibition at an event at Red River Theater in Concord.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Checking in with my Finnish friends on Facebook this morning, I learned it was Naistenpäivä-Women's Day.
Yesterday was NOT Women's Day in New Hampshire! Above is a picture of House Speaker Bill O'Brien being confronted by women outside the State House. You can read about the latest attack on women in New Hampshire in the Concord Monitor here. I like the Monitor picture - a line of women underneath a row of portraits of dead white guys.
The United States is rolling back the clock on health care, not simply women's health care. The ability to plan for children is healthier for us all. This editorial from the Concord Monitor explains what is happening to health care in the United States in case you missed the Rush Limbaugh flap.