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 leading civil engineering contractor in The Netherlands with far-reaching ambitions for a sustainable future. That’s the lede…
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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…
Thanks to the Romans’ shenanigans almost two thousand years ago, this irregular update is late. My apologies. While some say it is winter in Europe…
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One: Congratulations to the Rijksmuseum and their collaboration with Guerrilla in Horizon Forbidden West. It’s lovely to see old and new art merge and…
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