This Is My Song

Something for the weekend.  This is My Song. Popular as a hymn in the United States since it was written in 1934, it is set to music of the Finlandia Hymn by Jean Sibelius.  There have been many lyrics melded on to to this magnificent piece of music.  (more…)

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Winter War 47

Something for the weekend.  Finlandia Hymn.  My Bride and I are off to Winter War 46, a war gaming and rpg convention that I have been attending since 1976.  Go here to read about it.  We usually pick up some new games from the vendors and more at the game auction.

 

For the daring, or the crazed, among you, go here to download the free game Unciv, a Civilization clone.

 

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Winter War 46

Something for the weekend.  Finlandia Hymn.  My Bride and I and our son are off to Winter War 46, a war gaming and rpg convention that I have been attending since 1976.  Go here to read about it.  We usually pick up some new games from the vendors and more at the game auction.

 

 

For the more venturesome, or crazed, among you, here is a link to a demo of Civilization 6.  Happy gaming!

 

 

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Winter War

Something for the weekend.  Today my family is going down to Champaign-Urbana to participate in  Winter War 41 .  I have been participating in this wargaming and rpg gaming extravaganza since 1975.  The only possible song for this weekend is Finlandia Hymn by Jean Sibelius.  The above video is a tribute to the brave Finnish troops who defended their nation against the Soviet Union in the Winter War of 1939-1940 and the Continuation War of 1941-1944.

An English translation of the Finnish lyrics:

O, Finland, behold, your day is dawning,

The threat of night has been banished away,

And the lark of morning in the brightness sings,

As though the very firmament would sing.

The powers of the night are vanquished by the morning light,

Your day is dawning, O land of birth.

  O, rise, Finland, raise up high

Your head, wreathed with great memories.

O, rise, Finland, you showed to the world

That you drove away the slavery,

And that you did not bend under oppression,

Your day is dawning, O land of birth. (more…)

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