So yes, I numbered the last update wrong. Numbers are always tricky. As a younger man, I read John Allen Paulos’s Innumeracy, Mathematical Illiteracy…
This is a service update to let you know I’m leaving Twitter. Elon Musk’s purchase of the platform I joined in April 2007 isn’t the reason, but it is…
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I just finished listening to Mike Duncan’s The History of Rome. The 73-hour show chronologically chronicles the history of the (Western) Roman Empire…
Last week we handed out an encouragement award for sustainability (“pluim” in Dutch) to a team that had enabled the use of hundreds of thousands of tons…
Over the year and the projects that filled them, I’ve had hundreds of colleagues. Now, I have thousands. The first good thing about that is that…
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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…
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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…