When Max Roest started guitar lessons at the age of four, he had no idea that, two decades later, he’d make one for his master’s graduation project at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering. Read the rest of the article.
A few weeks ago, an English-language newspaper based in Amsterdam sent out a survey request, asking internationals what they thought about making friends with the Dutch. Unsurprising, since amongst internationals living in the Netherlands, the most common complaints are the weather, the food and making friends with Dutch people. Read the rest on Delta.
An Open Letter To The Guy Who Said Something About My Phone Usage: I realize that you have no way of knowing my friend and I had just spent the previous 10 hours in an all day conference. I realize that you were not aware that this was the first opportunity for both of us … [Read more…]
Listening to a recent Lexicon Valley podcast, triggered a memory about how, as a kid, I was chastised for swearing. I was probably around 13 or 14 years old and had used, as teenagers often do, a word that some adult authority figure in my life thought was inappropriate. Their response was that swear words … [Read more…]
I’m wandering through my 30s, listening to my educational podcasts, when I am suddenly confronted with my own mortality. Or at least confronted with the fact that the podcast Grammar Girl is explaining some new slang term. Not only do I not know what it means, I’ve never actually heard of it. The hashtag SquadGoals … [Read more…]