I Stand All Amazed/Oh It Is Wonderful

My heart is heavy. There has been much in the news lately to cause distress regarding human nature, and it’s shocked and saddened me. In response to those actions of hate, I’ve turned to music. Specifically, church hymns. *Disclaimer: I understand and respect that not everyone is religious. I really do. All I ask is […]

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Finlandia: A Poem of Protest

Finlandia: A Poem of Protest

In 1808, the Russian Empire marched into Finland and overthrew its Swedish rule. By the end of 1809, Finland had become subject to Russian rule and remained so until 1917. I certainly wouldn’t be happy if the Russian Empire declared itself ruler over my country, so it’s no surprise that Finland wasn’t very happy either. […]

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