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    Writing

    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. Featured 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

Een conflict zonder geweldloze uitweg

Strijd in Gazastrook houdt vooral de status quo in stand. Over hoe er geen andere oplossing voor het conflict zal zijn dan strijd tussen Israƫl en de Palestijnen.

Verloren in een oorlog

Vlucht MH17 zal vooral in Nederland een ramp zijn. Over het neergehaalde toestel van Malaysian Airlines, waarbij 298 mensen, waaronder 192 Nederlanders, omkwamen.

Verder zonder kerk

De kerken lopen leeg en van nieuwe aanwas is geen sprake. Wat willen we met die karakteristieke gebouwen en torens die straks in dorpen en steden achterblijven?