Eivät olleet tänään kaikki tähdet kohdallaan…

Cover of Planet of the Blind....man and dog....

Not all the stars were right today

In Finnish, my father’s language, “toivo” means hope

I’m a toiveikas mies—a hopeful man

I come from a long line of optimistic Scandinavians

Like many Finns I’m accepting of slow change

Essentially I’m more of a Finn than an American

I push steadily, keep on message, say what I think needs to be said

Not all the stars were right today

But some were coming together

Beyond the telescopes

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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