Author Archives: Susan Fourtané

About Susan Fourtané

As a citizen of the world, Susan began her search for her place in the world back at the beginning of the year 2000. After many travels looking for her place in the world, her soul found that place in Finland in September 2006. She has been living in Helsinki ever since, where she combines fiction and non-fiction writing with Philosophy studies and teaching.

Bluffing beauty

Drizzle, sprinkle, mizzle Cheesecake, apple pie and a whistle White tea in the orange tea cup A daffodil, a daisy and a dream One is not enough if not a bluffing beauty But an illusion dying in the sea of … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Minty-Fresh™. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. … Continue reading

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Do you really, REALLY want to live in Finland?

AFTER living for many years in several countries, I came to Finland on vacation as I had been told wonderful stories about the land of wondrous nature and four beautiful seasons. It was September 2005 and I was living in … Continue reading



MODERN SOCIETY seems to be driven by the massive consumption of goods, for all of its consequent impact in ecology. In an attempt to keep up with our peers we desperately want a new pair of shoes, the new mobile … Continue reading

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Rainy days and Mondays

IT IS MONDAY. The shower room is the secret space where one’s deepest thoughts come without censor or witnesses. Water magically showers away our true feelings about how past choices have shaped our present lives. Is this how we really … Continue reading

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Caj Bremer’s sharp eye on view in new retrospective

CAJ BREMER is one of the biggest names in post-war Finnish photojournalism. His black and white photo reportages have afforded him a storytelling role as a photographer. The Ateneum is featuring a collection of more than 150 of his photographs, … Continue reading

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Blending in with the scenery

MORE than viewing art, It’s a Set Up is an invitation to a sensorial, active experience that gets viewers involved with the artworks. Jacob Dahlgren’s work The Wonderful World of Abstraction plays with the idea of making the visitor wonder … Continue reading

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