Posts Categorized: Life

So Much for Peace and Tranquillity

Last week I had two relocations. First, I moved from Leeuwarden, where I’d been living for the past nine months or so, back to Amersfoort, where I’d been living for the thirteen years before that. Don’t worry, my Most Awesome Missus, the Kid and the cats came along as well. Secondly, I started working on… Read more »

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15 december 2009: Geert Wilders is bij de gemeenteraadsverkiezingen lijstduwer voor de PVV, maar hij is niet van plan plaats te nemen in de gemeenteraad: Ik sta helemaal onderaan. Ik ben hier de nummer 20. En als ik u één ding mag vragen: stem niet op mij, maar stem op onze kanjer, nummer 1, Sietse… Read more »

Seen live: De passie

Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ Superstar are both topical Easter classics, which made a mash-up inevitable. Last week, I saw just such a thing in Amersfoort. While I’ve seen the movie-version JCS several times, I wouldn’t know all songs by heart. Bach’s Matthäus Passion, I heard of. It’s pretty ubiquitous—for… Read more »

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I Remember Every Little Thing As If It Happened Only Yesterday

It started on a sunny day in April 2003. I was sitting in front of Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall—reading a book, minding my own business, waiting for the doors to open—when I was joined by this girl. We chatted a bit, passing the time, until I had to report to the artist’s entrance for this… Read more »

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Remember when I mentioned my Most Awesome Girlfriend? As of yesterday, I cannot say that anymore:

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