Musings

Other early childhood memories

This post is a side-note to Everything is a witness statement. I remember being fed baby food from a jar. I remember being fed small squares of bread with jam. My mother would cut the […]

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Everything is a witness statement

Let me share some memories with you. I remember lying in my crib as a baby, and two heads appearing above me. They were radiating exuberance. A hand reached for the mechanical toy above my […]

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Home is not a place

Around 2005, 15 years ago now, I fled the chaos and moved out. I moved 100 kilometres to go live in the city where I was attending university, Eindhoven. Life wasn’t easy, having just left […]

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Don’t fear the deep dive

The subconscious. It’s not something I think we, “modern” man, really know much about. Sure, there are books. But in our social life and in our institutions? Think about it. How would you describe the […]

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landscape photography of river between hills

What is pride?

Recently, I told someone I hold dear that I’m proud of them. I felt it needed to be said. Pride is a word I hardly ever use. It’s a word that I think has held […]

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shallow focus photo of dragon on gray building

Why dragons hoard gold

I mentioned to my brother the other day how I enjoyed his “What if”-questions. What if you could master kung fu like in The Matrix. Would you do it? That was a fun thought experiment. […]

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flock of birds flying during daytime

What is agile?

What is agile? I’ve been giving this much thought. A company in the early stages of an “Agile transition” often encounters this question one way or another. Often it comes up in the form of […]