How are Millennials and their College Protests Seen Abroad?

Suddenly, I am having a lot of conversations about Millennials. Are they "snowflakes"? Do they lack resilience?  This is largely due to the campus protests taking place across the country, including at Lewis and Clark College here in Portland. Is this so at the University of Jyväskylä? It seems that articles like, Study: Nearly half of Millennials not... Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Told About Finland and the Finns

I leave for Finland in one month. A surprisingly large number of people I talk to here in Oregon have been there, have lived there, or are from there. So I hear the impressions of visitors, memories, stereotypes, points of pride, keen observations, pieces of nostalgia, talking points. My image of the country is a jumble... Continue Reading →