Today, I returned to work after a 3-week holiday. Even though I will miss the time to go running, play guitar, teach my youngest to ride a bike, or go to the beach at will with the family, I was glad to be back. My work is the new job I started in June as program manager for one…
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Aged 40, I went on a summer camp that felt like a summer camp afterward. On drives, walks, and rides since, I’ve oscillated between the joy of having…
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In a few days, I will transition into a new role (and career). On the first of June, I will start as program manager for sustainability at BAM Infra, a…
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“The elites may be disproportionately monolingual.” — Workshop participant Earlier this year, I spent International Mother Language Day facilitating…
First, this week, I spotted a sheet weaver in our back garden. I’m sure it’s a new species to arrive there, as I had to google the beautiful spider…
Anticipating rain that didn’t come, we went to see Sing 2 in a cinema in Zeeland on Saturday. Except for Bono, a great movie. (Bono voices a musician…
We’re fortunate in Amsterdam to have the John Adams Institute. We’re even happier that they’ve started releasing some of their lectures as podcasts…
“Geotagged iPhone photos are often some of my only clues that I have been somewhere or done something; I cherish them as proof that I, at one point…
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