I am having a bad streak. A bad streak of the worst kind. A bad book streak. I’ve been trying to clear off my bookshelf and so I’ve been reading through a bunch of books people have given me over the past year. I read nearly always on my Kindle, so it’s rare for me … [Read more…]
I went to a funeral yesterday. A regular at the bar I go to passed away. He was an older guy, nearly 70, and, like me, living in a country not his own. The funeral was organized by some other regulars. From a distance, an old man dying alone whose funeral was attended only by … [Read more…]
Dutch television today reflects the legacy of its relatively short history. Strong government support for broadcasting created an audience for serious programmes, but the famous Dutch tolerance has also led to a roaster of weird reality TV. Read the rest of the article here.
During his nearly forty year career, Gijs van Kuik has worked all over the Netherlands but he has started and will end his career at TU Delft. “It is my university,” he says. Read the rest of the article here.
I had a conversation with a woman five years ago, just after arriving in the Netherlands, in which she told me that the country had a way of sucking you in. I laughed it off, knowing my plan was only to stay for 18 months. Read the rest of the article.