Musings

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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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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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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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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 […]
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What’s your REAL story?

Today, we watched a documentary made by a well known YouTuber. This documentary didn’t deliver what it promised. The title was enticing, but in the end it displayed a lack of something I’ve felt very […]
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Categories of distressing experience

Trauma is another word for “a deeply distressing or disturbing experience”. Trauma can be anything. Hearing about a loved one experiencing severe trauma can be traumatic. In fact, if you remove the “deeply” then we […]

The saga continues. Or maybe not..

Today, I received a reply from the hospital. This reply is in response to my question about the cyst diagnosis. Here’s what happened: On January 23rd 2019 an ultrasound was made by a resident obgyn, […]
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What is empathy?

Empathy is a recurring theme in the things I like to think and talk about. Along with sympathy, emotion, mental health and the relationship between these concepts. I like to think that if I had […]