Surprisingly, I am looking forward to writing this blog, which is my first. My only reservation is that this blog will be perceived as one giant narcissistic, ego driven, waste of internet space. But, no. This blog will be different. Oh yes. My hope is that this blog will be like adding fresh, small batch, hand crafted, natural, organic fiber to your internet diet.
Actually, there are four real reasons I started this blog: to motivate my fellow professors to apply for the Fulbright Scholar; to help prevent others from making the same mistakes I will inevitably make as I teach Finnish university students; share the highs and lows of living as an expat; and frankly, to chronicle this for future reading over a glass of wine. I will try to keep my posts shortish, informative, readable, and with as much humor as possible. I sincerely hope that professors, students and the curious will find this blog helpful, informative and maybe even mildly entertaining. Lastly, I look forward to comments.