Spain

Spain2011

Mediterranean

SamTunis

Finally among the stars..

...WhiskeyTaster

Certificate

Out of all my certifications this is best. It only gets better with age.

1998 was a good year

Sam5a

When I was thirty-one
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for city girls
Who lived up the stairs
With all that perfumed hair
And it came undone
When I was thirty-one

Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy

Yes. I have "ridden" on several continents.

Gone a Viking

Sam2b

Blundering the "south" of all their treasures.

St. Pete

Pietarhovi

Visiting my summer palace!
Seems they misplaced the golden room.

CERN

Sam6a

Only for the most deCERNing clients.

Eesti, Eesti...

Sam4a

Who knew working for free could be so much fun.

After my wife Päivi and I got married we donated our time on voluntary work in Estonia. Estonia had just gained freedom from Soviet Union neglect so situation there was somewhat chaotic and living conditions were not even close to European standards. This marked a time when Finland took a more active role as part of Scandinavia and cut most of it's economic ties with it's eastern neighbors. This resulted in a serious financial depression in Finland. Even though those times were financially challenging our time in Estonia was a happy time - a time when we made many new friends and relationships that endure to this day. Looking back on those days and pictures I see only smiling faces. In my mind that proved one thing. You can be happier working for free than working for money.

SamPam - HappyDays

SamTunis

They had a hi-fi phono, boy, did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records, all rock, rhythm and jazz
But when the sun went down, the rapid tempo of the music fell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

BigM

Wedding

It was a teenage wedding, and the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame have rung the chapel bell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell…

Remember me?

Vesku sam

That man is an imposter. I don't remember ever saying that.

LilBro

LilBro