Why is this blog here

The posts are mostly either ideas sparked by my work in social development and citizenship, or memories I love to treasure about family, friends, travel and culture. I also use this blog to keep track of learning and ideas from my M.St.  Sustainability Leadership course work .

When I was a little girl my grandfather and I used to spend some  time contemplating the questions that haunt young children and old people – such as what would happen to all the new dead people when the sky reached capacity, and whether that cast the idea of heaven into doubt, and whether porridge was nice or nasty. We couldn’t really afford to spend too much time on all that stuff , because there were rocks to climb, willow twigs to turn into whistles and potatoes to get from market for granny. So after some contemplation my grandfather would take refuge in the incontradictable ‘Näin on marjat’ – this is how the berries are.  And on we would go, hunting trolls, dreaming about having a boat, and wondering whether a sausage sandwich was on the cards.  This blog used to be called ‘These are the berries’ but I decided to change the name to Common Threads.

I still do not know how the berries are and hope to continue the conversations here.

My name is Essi.  More about me is here.

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