Monthly Archives: October 2014

IN MEMORIAM DORRIT SANDER (1920 – 2014)

As some of you may know, my darling mother died on June 15th from complications of a stroke at the age of 93 and a half.  My mother was everything to me: my best friend, my principal sponsor, my best editor, my favorite conversation mate, my lodestar, my pilot light. Although my mother and I […]

THINKING ABOUT GUSTAF

I have been thinking a lot about Gustaf Mannerheim of late.  For one thing the 75th anniversary of the Winter War is approaching.  For another, I just spent nearly four months in Helsinki bicycling by the Marshal’s equestrian statue, still resolutely standing guard at the entrance to the Helsinki peninsula, in front of Kiasma, the […]

FINLAND AND NATO

(CSMonitor 10/15)  Are the Soviets—pardon, the Russians—planning on invading Finland again?  Probably not. However, the numerous recent overflights of Finnish air space by Vladimir and his aggressive air force, combined with his annexation of Crimea and the other Ukrainian craziness, are making a lot of Finns nervous.  Nervous enough to rethink their dyed-in-the-wool opposition to […]

STAFF SHOUT OUT

Time for another Sander Media staff shout out.. Contrary to earlier reports (including one in this space), Phoebe Hering, the latest of the long Big Red line of Cornellians who have helped kept me going on this side of the Atlantic over the years , has decided to re-up for another term. Praise be and […]