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    Commentary

    I write social commentary in which I put current events into perspective. My writing has to fulfil two objectives: it should be insightful, enabling a reader to make up his mind; it also aims to steer public opinion with ideas. While writing I picture myself conversing with my readers, mingling slow-paced, contemplative sentences with short, punchy lines that express my view. I write about a wide array of topics, as long as I can take them beyond the here and now. Recommended articles

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    Photography

    As a photographer I am particularly interested in action based photography. I like the rush of one-time opportunities and to improvise and push myself to make the best of it. The images of cyclists, people in the street and public transport are examples of this. But I also appreciate the subtleties of smaller things and the tranquillity that one finds in the countryside or possibly in the city, with light changing during the day and over the year. Portfolio

Prinsjesdag als carnaval

Prinsjesdag is een carnavaleske manier om de spot te drijven met het onoverkomelijke en om zo onze menselijke onderworpenheid te verdringen.

Heerlen moet cultuuromslag maken

De nodige stadsverkleining wordt met het Maankwartier juist een vergroting, terwijl de aanpak van de Heerlense economie te kleinschalig is.

Een conflict zonder vreedzame uitweg

Iedere oorlog tussen Israël en de Palestijnen lijkt vooral de status quo in stand te houden. Een Tweestatenoplossing is daarmee ook ver weg.